Make-A-Wish creates awesome Batman playday for kid with cancer

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Nov 1, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

Later this month, San Francisco will transform into Gotham City so a young Batfan battling leukemia can save the day. 

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Greater Bay Area chapter interviewed 5-year-old Miles and asked him what his wish was, he had a simple answer: He wants to be the Caped Crusader. So on Nov. 15 the foundation will launch a full day of awesome Batfun for Miles in which he will rescue a woman in danger, take down not one but two supervillains and be welcomed as a hero by the mayor. 

The day will begin with training with an "adult Batman," who will drive an actual Batmobile through the city. Then Miles will get a call from the "Gotham City" police chief, asking for his help. Batman will swing into action, rescuing a woman tied to a set of cable car tracks and foiling a bank robbery by the Riddler. Then he'll break for lunch, and things will get even more exciting, according to the Make-A-Wish website.

"Batman will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square. While at Burger Bar, he will get a call on his batphone to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batman’s help. Why?

"Because the Penguin will be kidnapping a famous Gotham City mascot! The getaway car will be visible on Union Square (a convertible so that everyone can see what is happening), and the chase will be on!"

After bringing the Penguin to justice, Miles will visit City Hall, "where the Mayor and the Police Chief of Gotham City will thank him and give him the key to the city." The foundation also plans to have "hundreds of volunteers and donors" on hand to cheer Miles on and thank Batman for saving the city, so if you're going to be in San Francisco on Nov. 15, you should keep an eye on Miles' Make-A-Wish page for updates on when and where you can celebrate this little superhero.

As for Miles, it looks like he's already suited up for action.


(Make-A-Wish via ComicsAlliance)