How San Francisco came together for Batkid 10 years ago
It's been a decade since 5-year-old Miles Scott transformed into Batkid and saved San Francisco from peril.
How it happened: Scott, who had battled leukemia since he was 1, had one wish: to become Batkid. On Nov. 15, 2013, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area made his dream come true, working with Mayor Ed Lee and other city agencies to turn San Francisco into Gotham.
Details: Thousands of people came out to cheer for him as he embarked on his daylong adventure battling villains and thwarting crime.
- He earned a key to the city after freeing San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal and received a video message from President Obama praising his deeds.
What they're saying: "To this day, Miles' wish resonates in our collective consciousness as proof of the power of one child's wish to transform an entire community and bring hope and joy that lasts a lifetime," Betsy Biern, CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, said in an update on the foundation's website.
- Scott is now 15 and lives in a small California town near the Oregon border with his family, per the update. He has been in remission for the last 10 years.
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