The Bay Area chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is transforming San Francisco into Gotham City for a five-year-old boy named Miles who is fighting leukemia. The young Batfan wanted to become the Caped Crusader for a day, and on November 15, he’ll get to fight crime in the flesh and be honored by the mayor. A grown-up Batman will teach Miles how the Batmobile works while they take a tour of the city. After working up an appetite, Miles’ day will get interesting:
"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!"
Once Miles saves the public from Penguin, the mayor and police chief will award him a key to the city. Could this day get any cooler? Let’s not forget, however, that this is a little boy fighting a terrible disease — a very real foe. Wish Miles well on his journey, donate to Make-A-Wish, or learn more about how you can make a little boy’s day as a superhero something special by visiting the official website.
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