Batkid reminds everyone that good things still happen sometimes
Batman transformed the comic book streets of Gotham from a savage jungle to a more pleasant place, and in a way, that's what Miles, the five-year-old boy known as "Batkid," is doing to the world. Since he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia before his second birthday, Miles has spent the majority of his young life fighting cancer like a hero. Now he's in remission instead of a constant face off with leukemia--so the Make-A-Wish Foundation and volunteers from around the globe are giving Miles the opportunity to kick a few other villains' asses and show the world what a superhero really looks like.
When Patricia Wilson, the executive director of the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation, heard about Miles's wish to be Batman, she put out a social media bat signal in hopes of turning the city of San Francisco into a real-life Gotham City for one day. Wilson's call for volunteers worked better than she anticipated: thousands of people from around the Bay Area, the country, and the world have offered to help make Batkid's dream come true. In fact, so many volunteers have come forward that coordinators have had to turn some away.