On November 13, 2013 — five years ago on Tuesday of this week — the city of San Francisco came together to help a 5-year-old boy with leukemia get his wish.
Miles Scott, who is now 10-years-old, is now cancer-free and has been in remission for those past five years. On that day, however, Scott wasn't just a regular kid battling a terrible disease. With the help of the city and tens of thousands of volunteers, Scott became "Batkid," a caped crusader who wanted to fight injustice in Gotham City.
With the help of the Make-A-Wish foundation, Scott's dream came true. He battled bad guys like the Riddler, helped rescue hostages on the street, and even got the key to the city from the late Mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee, with at least 20,000 in attendance watching him as he did, according to reporting from Fox News. Even former President Barack Obama got involved, sending Scott a video message of support for "Batkid."
The wish that was granted to Scott was indeed a truly special day for him and his family. It helped a great deal, too, for the foundation that helped put it together. So, even after his day of heroics was over, "Batkid" was still a hero months after.
"It was an incredibly powerful boost to our organization. Batkid was responsible for that," Jen Wilson, a Make-A-Wish director who helped organize Scott's event, said.