Here we have the last of our Highlights of 2013……and who could forget this recent story that hit the headlines…..Bat-Kid.
Five year-old Miles Scott had his wish become reality thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and this saw the young cancer survivor (who’s cancer is in remission) take to the streets of San Francisco dressed as his favourite comic book hero. Although there’s much more to the story than that as thousands of volunteers filled the streets and converted the City into a Gotham City that needed saving. Several crime-scene setups were foiled by our tough little hero – cheered on by his mum, dad and brother (dressed as Robin) and all the volunteers from around the city. Saving damsels in distress, kicking super-villian butt and all with the excitement of seeing the crowds cheer on his every move.
A triumphant day was rounded off with Miles being presented the key to the city from the Mayor…..and with more than just one shout out from stars around the US even the President sent him a message of congratulations as Bat-Kid’s hero status and daring deeds spread across the world thanks to social media sites. At the heart of this story though, is that a kid got his dream……and all through the generosity of every day folk wanting to help make a difference to one little kid with a love for comics. Good on ya Bat-Kid…….and good on ya to the folks of San Francisco who stopped, cared and helped the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant another wish that will be remembered for all involved.
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