San Francisco to transform into Gotham for boy's Batman Make-a-Wish

Miles to become Batkid Nov. 15

SAN FRANCISCO - The city of San Francisco will transform into Gotham City to help make a 5-year-old leukemia patient’s wish come true.

Miles’ dream is to be Batman for a day, and thanks to Make-a-Wish and the public, his dream will come true Nov. 15.

Make-a-Wish interviewed Miles and decided, in a rare move for the foundation, to ask the public to participate, ABC News reported.

"This is one that we thought of as a great opportunity for people to share in the power of a wish so they can see how it affects not only the children and their families, but also the other people involved," Jen Wilson, marketing and promotions manager for Make-a-Wish in San Francisco, told "It has a big impact on many people."

On the morning of Nov. 15, a breaking news story will appear on TV in San Francisco. The police chief will ask if anyone knows where Batkid is because his help is needed for solving a crime and “bringing the bad guys to justice,” Make-a-Wish said in a statement.

Miles will also help a damsel in distress, capture a robber, and help a huge group of volunteers asking for help.

Batkid will rescue a famous San Francisco mascot from a kidnapper and will be presented with a key to the city from the mayor and police chief.

"Since he wants to be a superhero, we felt like having a large crowd there waiting with signs and cheering him on would make him feel like a hero, not just because he battled villains and helped fight crime, but he’s a true hero," Wilson said.

Make-a-Wish officials said they are expecting hundreds, possibly thousands, of people to come out and participate in making his wish come true.

Miles’ parents have a small idea of what will happen on the day, but it will all be a big surprise for Miles.

"He knows he may be getting a costume," Wilson said with a laugh. "Little does he know…"

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