Make-A-Wish San Francisco has made a film of the amazing day for both Miles Scott and the world.
You can also buy this snappy Batkid shirt that was originally only available the day of the event. With the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish. CLICK HERE TO BUY IT.
There has also been a fund set up by the San Francisco 49ers Foundation to help 3 great charities, Make-A-Wish Bay Area, Ronald McDonald House of Oregon and Southwest Washington, and Agante Rogue Regional Medical Center and 100% of the money raised will go to the charities. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DONATION PAGE.
You can also donate money to your local Make-A-Wish foundation that will help kids where you live. CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR LOCAL MAKE-A-WISH LOCAL CHAPTER
Be inspired by Miles and make a difference to the ones who need your help the most, Kids!
Original post below:
We Can Be Heroes, Just For One Day-
It’s hard to watch the news anymore. It has become a sensational machine that feeds on life’s most tragic moments. While there is a need for news to inform us, it should also inspire us. Sadly it seems that heartbreak and tragedy are the headlines. In San Francisco last Friday a 5-year-old boys wish showed us the best of human nature and should inspire all of us to change this world for the better. Miles Scott was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just 18 months old and, thankfully, is currently in remission, meaning there is no longer evidence of the disease in his body. Late last month, Miles informed the always gracious Make-A-Wish foundation that his greatest dream is to become the caped crusader for one day. Here is an interview conducted the day before the event. The story behind boy’s wish to become Batkid. Make-A-Wish asked for volunteers to help and they received over 10,000 request to help. So with the help of volunteers and the city of San Francisco they transformed the city into Gotham City.
Miles younger brother dressed up as Robin.
Batkid saved a hostage from a bomb trap set by the Riddler
Thousand of people showed up to every stop to cheer on Miles.
Social media blew up with pictures and local news stations carried live feeds on their websites. And the cast of CW Arrow made a special video for Batkid.
Even the San Francisco Chronicle printed 1000 special newspapers to give away in Union Square to the supporters who showed up.
After chasing down the Riddler
and the Penguin who captured the San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal
Even Batman comic artist Graham Nolan made a special art piece for Miles.
Here is a video that shows the events that unfolded. It brings a tear to my eye each time I watch it.
The greatest thing about this story is that one person can make a difference. Miles proved that he could beat his cancer. Each and every volunteer helped make his wish become a reality. The thing that I have taken away from this is that if we all did a little bit more everyday to help our fellow-man then we all can make a difference in this world. It’s not going to happen overnight and tragic things will still happen, but if one city can pull off this kids wish then think of what and entire world could do. One thing that we can all do is be more positive. There is far too much negativity and hate in the world. Try and do a positive thing each day and guess what it will enrich your life also. We all have a little Superhero in us so let your inner Superhero out. The world will be a better place for it.