Monday 18 December 2017

Holy crimefighting! Batkid saves the day as San Francisco transformed into Gotham to grant 5-year-old cancer victim's wish

Five-year-old Miles Scott dressed as Batman. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco, 5-year-old Miles Scott, aka Batkid, will rescue a woman from cable car tracks and capture the evil Riddler as he robs a downtown bank. Miles, who lives in Tulelake in far Northern California, was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 18 months old, ended treatments in June and is in remission
Five-year-old Miles Scott dressed as Batman. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco, 5-year-old Miles Scott, aka Batkid, will rescue a woman from cable car tracks and capture the evil Riddler as he robs a downtown bank. Miles, who lives in Tulelake in far Northern California, was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 18 months old, ended treatments in June and is in remission
Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, runs with Batman after saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco
Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, center, walks with Batman to save a damsel in distress on the Cable Car line in San Francisco
Miles Scott, 5, dressed as Batkid, waits in a Lamborghini "Batmobile" as he and Batman get ready to stop a bank robbery in San Francisco
Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime
Miles Scott, 5, dressed as Batkid, rescues a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime
Batman assists Miles Scott, 5, dressed as Batkid, as he prepares to save a damsel in distress in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Miles is a leukemia survivor from Tulelake in Siskiyou County. After battling leukemia since he was a year old, Miles is now in remission. One of his heroes is Batman. To celebrate the end of this treatment, the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area granted his wish to become Batkid for a day
Fans of five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid" cheer as part of a day arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco
Fans of five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid" hold signs as part of a day arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco
The Penguin holds the San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal captive as they wait for the arrival of five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid" as part of a day arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013. The young cancer survivor was treated to various super hero scenarios including receiving a commendation at San Francisco City Hall
The Penguin holds the San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal captive as they wait for the arrival of five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid" as part of a day arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013. The young cancer survivor was treated to various super hero scenarios including receiving a commendation at San Francisco City Hall
REFILE - ADDING SURNAME OF BATKID - Five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, dressed as "Batkid" waves to the crowds at San Francisco City Hall with police chief Greg Suhr (R) and his mother Natalie and brother Clayton (L) as part of a day arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013
REFILE - ADDING SURNAME OF BATKID - Five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, dressed as "Batkid" high fives with San Francisco Fire Department chief Joanne Hayes-White (R) as with police chief Greg Suhr (C) watches during a ceremony as part of a day arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013
Fans of five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid" take pictures at San Francisco City Hall during a ceremony arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013. The young cancer survivor was treated to various super hero scenarios including receiving a commendation at San Francisco City Hall
Five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, dressed as "Batkid" looks at a Batman balloon after a ceremony arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013. The young cancer survivor was treated to various super hero scenarios including receiving a commendation at San Francisco City Hall
An actor portraying The Penguin awaits the arrival of five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid", at AT&T Park as part of a day arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013
An actor portraying The Penguin awaits the arrival of five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid", at AT&T Park as part of a day arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013
A sign is seen on a police motorcycle used during a day of events for five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid" at San Francisco City Hall during a ceremony arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013. The young cancer survivor was treated to various super hero scenarios including receiving a commendation at San Francisco City Hall
Five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid" speaks with a young fan as they leave AT&T Park during a day arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013
A sign is seen on a police motorcycle used during a day of events for five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, aka "Batkid" at San Francisco City Hall during a ceremony arranged by the Make- A - Wish Foundation in San Francisco, California November 15, 2013
Bat Kid and Batman save the day
The Riddler was quickly subdued by Batkid

The streets of San Francisco were transformed into Gotham City so that a young cancer victim can achieve his dream of becoming a superhero.

Five-year-old Miles Scott, from Sikiyou County, near Oregon, has assumed the persona of 'Batkid', donning a mini cape in his crusade to rid the city of its fiercest foes, the Penguin and the Riddler. He had been battling cancer since he was a year old.

Thousands of volunteers signed up to help cheer along the boy, who is in remission after a four-year battle with leukemia, as he enjoys his dream day granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

When the charity, which grants wishes for ill children, asked Miles to name his dream, his answer was simply: 'I want to be Batkid!'

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