Miles, a 5-year-old boy fighting leukemia, is going to get the surprise of a lifetime on November 15th. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco are teaming up to transform the Bay Area into Gotham City. But wait — it gets more touching. Guess who’s going to be the superhero of the day? That’s right. Miles will play Batman. His day will begin with a cruise in THE Batmobile. Then, off to perform feats of derring-do! Miles will capture a robber, rescue a damsel in distress and receive his accolades from the entire town.
OK, I’m tearing just imagining this. After the jump, a full description of Miles’ dream come true.
“The day starts with a breaking news story,” reads the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s description of the plan. “Gotham City’s Police Chief asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batman because he needs his help solving crime and bringing the bad guys to justice. Our little Batman, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call! Of course Batman will be riding in the “real” batmobile around the City, saving the day and performing feats of derring-do!“
After rescuing a damsel in distress from the cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, 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 catching the Penguin, Batman will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of Gotham City 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!”