A five-year old boy named Miles who is battling leukemia just had one wish that he wanted fulfilled and it looks like the entire city of San Francisco is going to make it happen! That wish? To be the Caped Crusader, Batman and San Fran is going to transform into Gotham City to help him live that dream!
Miles is in for a full day of adventuring on November 15th, which will begin with him training with an adult Batman before going on patrol in the Batmobile. Then he will receive a distress call from the mayor (Linseed?), asking him to save a woman tied to the Hyde Street cable car tracks in Nob Hill. After that, it’s off to foil a bank robbery in the downtown area by a famous Bat-villain alternately referred to as The Puzzler and The Riddler. The Riddler is more famous, but both exist, so as of now, it’s unclear which character will actually appear. (Let’s hope it’s The Riddler. He’s more fun.)
Then this mighty hero will refuel with lunch at the Burger Bar, overlooking Union Square. While there, Miles will get a communication from the Chief of Police (O’Hara?) asking him to go to the window, where he will look down and see a group of citizens asking for his help. It seems another dastardly villain is on the prowl and has kidnapped a famous Gotham City mascot! The villain?… none other than The Penguin!
The Penguin’s getaway car will be parked nearby (a convertible so the public will be able to view all the action).
From Make-A-Wish’s website:
“After catching [The Penguin], Batkid will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of San Francisco will thank him and give him the key to the city. We plan on having hundreds of volunteers and donors collected to cheer and thank our Batman! This is a great opportunity to see the magic of a wish in action – and a perfect outing for kids, grandkids and Bat-fans everywhere!”
Make-A-Wish is asking the citizens of San Francisco (and anyone who can travel there for the day) to help out by showing up and cheering Miles on in his adventure and have even posted a schedule on their websites of when to show up where. More details and updates will be posted on the San Francisco Make-A-Wish site as Miles’ special day gets closer, so make sure you check their page as for ways you can help.
I wish I had the money to fly out there. I’m sure it will be quite an event!