Cancer boy turns into a superhero…

Nov

17

2013

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco morphed into a Gotham City wonderland, where caped crusaders fought mischievous villains aboard cable cars and on sidewalks, for a little boy who celebrated his beating cancer by becoming “Bat Kid” for a day.

Five-year-old Miles Scott was cheered on by thousands of fans as he whizzed around the city with his crime-solving partner Batman – rescuing a damsel in distress from a train track, arresting comic book foe the Riddler at a bank and chasing the Penguin through a ballpark – in a Make-a-Wish Foundation project.

Even President Barack Obama got in on the caped crusade, releasing a short video on the website Vine to say “Way to go Miles, way to save Gotham”.

The non-profit Make-a-Wish foundation worked with the city of San Francisco to stage the event for Miles, who has battled leukaemia since he was a year old. His cancer went into remission in June..

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