San Francisco, get ready to enter Gotham City. On November 15, the Make-a-Wish Foundation in San Francisco is going above and beyond to make the dreams come true for a five-year old little boy named Miles.
On the morning of November 15, a breaking news story delivered by San Francisco’s Police Chief will appear on television in San Francisco. The Police Chief will ask if anyone knows where “BatKid” is because Gotham City is in desperate need of his heroism to solve a crime and bring the bad guys to justice.
Our five-year old hero will rescue a damsel-in-distress tied to the Hyde Street cable car line and capture the “Puzzler” in the act of robbing a vault. While BatKid takes his lunch break, he’ll receive a special message from the Police Chief asking him to look out over Union Square. At this point, BatKid will see a huge group of volunteers shouting for his help as a villain kidnaps a well-known San Francisco mascot.
BatKid’s adventure in Gotham City will end when he captures the villain and is presented with the Key to the City by San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee for his acts of bravery and heroism. What a perfect ending to a day of fighting crime and delivering justice.
The interest level in this project is extremely high and involves the assistance of hundreds of volunteers, which is not common for the wishes that Make-a-Wish foundation grants.
According to an interview by Jen Wilson, marketing and promotions manager for Make-a-Wish in San Francisco, “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 … It has a big impact on many people.”
All that is known at this point to our soon-to-be BatKid is that he will be receiving a batman costume. Miles will be in for quite a surprise when he finds out what more he has in store for the day.
This is a great opportunity to witness the magic of a wish in action. What a perfect blend of good deeds and the power of superheroes thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
For more information on Make-a-Wish Greater Bay Area and how to volunteer to help make BatKid’s wish come true, please visit www.sf.wish.org.