On November 15, 2013, San Francisco turned into Gotham City to honor a 5-year-old leukemia patient’s wish to be Batman for a day. That day young Miles Scott saved the city of San Francisco from the Riddler and had his dream come true, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the late Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco police and fire departments and 20,000 volunteers. Make-A-Wish is a nonprofit that grants the wishes of critically ill children. His day as Batman was made into a documentary in 2015 called Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World.
Now, we have an update on the famous Batkid. Scott is now 10 years old. After battling cancer since he was 18 months old, he has kicked leukemia to the curb, according to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Scott has been in remission for five years, which is a hugely important turning point. After five years in remission, most patients are considered largely “cancer-free.” That fateful day in San Francisco reminded people how good humanity can be. The entire city came together for Scott, a little boy who had been fighting cancer for four years.
GOOD NEWS IN GOTHAM: Five years ago, cancer patient Miles Scott memorably transformed into San Francisco's "Bat Kid," winning the hearts of the city.
Miles, now 10 years old, has been declared cancer-free. pic.twitter.com/TffEBf9I63
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 15, 2018
Make-A-Wish says that Scott is now just a typical 10-year-old boy. He loves science and robotics. This fifth grader is on a little league team, helps out on his family’s farm and sold his first goat at a local fair. As much as we’re glad Scott got to be Batman, it’s even better that this hero can leave his vanquished illness behind him and just focus on being a kid.