Make-A-Wish Helps Batkid Save the City of San Francisco

Today, a 5-year-old named Miles Scott is having a day he’ll never forget. Battling leukemia since he was just one, Miles is fulfilling his dream of becoming Batkid with the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands upon thousands of supportive fans who are in San Francisco. (See original post, here.) Patricia Wilson, the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Bay Area executive director, thought a few hundred volunteers would come out to support Batkid but, after the story went viral. she received over 12,000 responses!

Even Mayor Ed Lee, Police Chief Greg Suhr, and the local media have gotten into the act! The local television station KGO-TV put out a broadcast this morning with the Police Chief calling for Batkid’s help. The San Francisco Chronicle distributed special-edition newspapers with the headline, “Batkid Saves City,” in Union Square. “It’s really neat to see how many people have got together for a stranger they don’t know and show support for; it’s heartwarming,” Miles’ father Nick Scott said.

Miles, who lives in Tulelake, Northern California, was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just 18 months old. He ended treatments in June and is, thankfully, now in remission.

Now, here are some awesome photos from Miles’ incredibly epic day.

First photo credit: Make-A-Wish Bay Area

UPDATE: We’re very excited to announce that the inspiring story of 5-year-old Miles “Batkid” Scott saving San Francisco is one of 25 photo stories featured in our new book For Love, published by Chronicle Books! The official release date is March 15, 2016, and the book is currently available to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indie Bound.


Damsel in distress needs help. #SFBatKid on the way.
Photo credit: Mike Pelton @ KRON4.com


#SFBatKid saves damsel in distress
Photo credit: Mike Pelton @ KRON4.com


#SFBatKid carrying away what appears to be bomb thy was strapped to damsel in distress
Photo credit: Mike Pelton @ KRON4.com


I think Miles has a few supporters. #SFBatKid
Photo credit: Mike Pelton @ KRON4.com


Breaking news: There’s a robbery in the Financial District, #SFBatkid!!! Stop him!
Photo credit: Make-A-Wish Bay Area


Justice is served! Thank you once again, #SFBatkid. Gotham City loves you!
Photo credit: Make-A-Wish Bay Area


The Penguin kidnapped Lou Seal! Bat-Kid help!
Photo credit: San Francisco Police


Never fear, #SFBatkid’s here!!!!! @SFGiants, your mascot is safe! You’re welcome.
Photo credit: Make-A-Wish Bay Area


SF is safe because of #SFBatkid! Lou Seal is free, and grateful!
Photo credit: Make-A-Wish Bay Area


We LOVE the #SFBatkid!!! Now let’s celebrate, Gotham City!!!
Photo credit: Make-A-Wish Bay Area


Cutest and sweetest superhero Gotham has ever seen! We love you #SFBatkid!
Photo credit: Make-A-Wish Bay Area


Official #SFBatkid parking space at City Hall.
Photo credit: Steve Silberman


Gotham City awaits our hero, #SFBatkid. This city is full of love!
Photo credit: Make-A-Wish Bay Area


SF Mayor, “Proud to present superhero #SFBatkid with Key to the City for his heroic Dark Knight actions in Gotham today.”
Photo credit: Edwin Lee


HEART EXPLOSION: Batkid is the hero we need, but probably don’t deserve.
Photo credit: refinery29



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