San Francisco Will Turn Into Gotham For A Day To Make A 5-Year Old's Dream Come True
Nov 04, 2013 11:00 AM EST
On November 15, the Make-A-Wish Foundation will help make a five-year-old boy named Miles' dream of being the super-hero Batman for a day come true. The Foundation will do this in an elaborate series of crimes starring some of the most iconic Batman villains that will, for this young man, turn the city of San Francisco into Gotham for a one day event. According to SFGate, thousands of volunteers have already signed up to play parts in the event.
Miles is fighting leukemia and has wished to don the cowl of the caped crusader and save the city. Accompanied by an adult side-kick, Miles will get a call from the chief of police and ride off to stop a crime in his very own Batmobile to defend the city against both the Riddler and the Penguin.
"After rescuing a damsel in distress from the cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, 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," writes Make A Wish, "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!"
After he catches the Penguin, Batman will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and Chief of Police in Gotham will thank him for his duties throughout the city that day and will award him a key to the city. The Make a Wish Foundation plans to have hundreds of volunteers and donors collected to cheer and thank Miles.
If you live in the area and are looking to volunteer to help make a five-year-old boy's dream come true, you can look for ways to help HERE as the event draws closer.