The Adventures Of #SFBatkid
On Friday, November 15, thousands in San Francisco and millions around the country through news stations and social media, got to experience a real-life superhero, 5-year-old Miles who is in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia at 20-months-old, have his dream come true of becoming his favorite superhero.
Dubbed ‘Batkid’, Miles was treated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the City of San Francisco to an all-day cape crusading adventure around the streets of San Francisco. Together with Batman, Batkid took to the Batmobile to save a woman stuck on the cable car tracks, to apprehend The Riddler who was robbing a vault in the Financial District, and to rescue the Giants mascot Lou Seal from The Penguin before finishing the day at City Hall where Batkid was handed a chocolate key to the city.
The San Francisco Chronicle created a video to capture Miles’ incredible story…
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s about that time to reflect on what we are thankful for and the Yeske Buie Team is thankful that one of the two cities we call home can pull it together to have kids like Miles have their wishes come true. Besides, you’re the real superhero Miles. Happy Thanksgiving Batkid!
Update (January 19, 2013): Many of the newspaper and magazine articles originally reporting on Batkid’s day of adventure focused on the fact that it cost the City of San Francisco $105,000. As Matier and Ross reported in the San Francisco Chronicle today, philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman, long-standing supporters of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, have stepped in and reimbursed the City.