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Holy Smokes!

John Ewing waits outside of City Hall for the Batkid, Miles Scott, 5, to make an appearance at a rally in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Miles is a leukemia survivor from Tulelake in Siskiyou County. After battling leukemia since he was a year old, Miles is now in remission. One of his heroes is Batman. To celebrate the end of this treatment, the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area granted his wish to become Batkid for a day. (Gary Reyes / San Jose Mercury News)
John Ewing waits outside of City Hall for the Batkid, Miles Scott, 5, to make an appearance at a rally in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Miles is a leukemia survivor from Tulelake in Siskiyou County. After battling leukemia since he was a year old, Miles is now in remission. One of his heroes is Batman. To celebrate the end of this treatment, the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area granted his wish to become Batkid for a day. (Gary Reyes / San Jose Mercury News)

San Francisco left its heart with a small child who has already fought a great enemy: leukemia.  Miles Scott charmed the city as he “fought” crime and enjoyed the privilege of “saving” the city during his day as his favorite superhero: Batman.

Thousands of people put their routines and politics aside to empower this little boy for one day, bestowing the title “Bat Kid” on him. No more leukemia treatments, the end of a journey and the beginning of dreams coming true. Nice work, San Fran.

(S-R archive photo: John Ewing waits outside of City Hall for the Batkid, Miles Scott, 5, to make an appearance at a rally in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.)




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