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San Francisco Will Become Gotham City to Make Child’s Wish of Being ‘Batkid’ Come True

When the Make-a-Wish foundation asked 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles what he wanted, the little guy had a unique request: He wanted to become “Batkid.” For the first time ever, the foundation will get the public’s help to make Miles dream come true. On Nov. 15, a special news story will air, informing the public (and Miles), that Batkid is needed by the police chief to solve some crimes and bring “the bad guys to justice.” With the help of hundreds—possibly even thousands—of volunteers, a series of comic book-like “crimes” and showdowns with villains will be staged around the city, with Batkid there to help. The day will culminate with a special ceremony, in which the mayor will award the young hero with the key to the city. Though Miles knows he’ll be getting a special costume on the day, he has no idea what’s in store. Jen Wilson of the Make-a-Wish foundation told ABC News, “Since he wants to be a superhero, we felt like having a large crowd there waiting with signs and cheering him on would make him feel like a hero, not just because he battle villains and helped fight crime, but he’s a true hero.” Go get ‘em little guy …

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