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Thursday, November 14, 2013

San Francisco Turns Into Gotham City So 5-Year-Old Cancer Patient Can Be Batkid

Posted By on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:27 AM

click to enlarge Miles, a pro super hero - MAKE A WISH
  • Make A Wish
  • Miles, a pro super hero

No BART delay or Muni runaway train is going to ruin tomorrow in San Francisco. The entire city will be transformed into Gotham City for 5-year-old Miles, a leukemia patient whose one wish was to be a crime-fighting super hero -- specifically Batkid.

So the amazing folks over at the Make-A-Wish Foundation are making this wish come true tomorrow. The police chief, Mayor Ed Lee, and the SFMTA, to name a few, will be calling upon "Batkid" to help a troubled San Francisco.

Batkid is going to be really busy tomorrow, and here's why:

  • At about 10 a.m., Miles will depart the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Union Square in his batmobile after answering the Chief of Police's call for help. He'll exit the building through loading dock area located between Williams-Sonoma and the former Levi's store on Post Street between Powell and Stockton streets.

  • He'll head to Hyde and Green streets where a Damsel in distress is rescued from the Hyde Street cable car line on the 1900 block of Hyde, between Green and Union streets

  • At 10:15 batkid's services will be needed down on Montgomery Street where a bank robbery will be taking place. Batman and Batkid will arrest the Riddler, who is in the middle of robbing a vault at the bank on 500 Montgomery St. The Riddler is carted off in an SFPD paddy wagon, thanks to Batkid's efforts.

  • At 11:15 a.m., Batkid will finally get a chance to refuel at Burger Bar. But while eating, Batkid will be alerted by a flashmob that Lou Seal has been kidnapped by the Penguin.

Next stop: AT&T Park

  • Batman and Batkid chase the Penguin around the Promenade level of AT&T park, going through the cable car, down the Coke bottle slide, and ending up near the miniature ball park. Lou Seal is tied up there, and our little hero will rescue him. They go down to the field to watch a message on the Jumbotron from the Chief of Police, inviting them to City Hall where the mayor is waiting to give them the key to the city.

  • Batkid makes his way to City Hall to meet Mayor Ed Lee and get the key to the city for all his hard work in keeping San Francisco safe.

"This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son's body" says Miles' mom, Natalie. "This wish has become kind of a family reunion and is our celebration of his treatment completion."

You can head over to any of these locations and cheer Miles on, or watch Batkid in action via Twitter or Instagram at #SFBatKid and @SFWish or @PenguinSF.

It's going to be a big day for Miles -- and San Francisco.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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