Every now and again a news story stops you dead in your tracks and fills you with such joy; this is that story. On November 15th, a five-year old boy’s ultimate dream will come true…to become Batman. But it doesn’t just stop there. San Francisco will become Gotham City for the day, thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation and the generosity of thousands of volunteers.
Miles is currently battling Leukemia and has always wanted to be Batman (good choice) but I’m sure even a 5-year old’s imagination couldn’t have even dreamed of what would unfold. Instead of just giving Miles a costume or having him meet a costumed Batman, Make-A-Wish is giving him an entire Batman storyline to play out on the streets of SF which includes a Batmobile to defend the city, an adult Batman sidekick, Penguin and The Joker to battle, and to top it off a call from the Chief of Police.
Make-A-Wish Bay Area describes the plot line of the day:
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!
Miles is the hero Gotham deserves, and definitely the one it needs right now. He’s their silent guardian, a watchful protector. Even though it’s for one day, he’s the Dark Knight.