event: SF BAT KID x MAKE A WISH x 11.15.13

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Various Locations- San Francisco, CA. – Yesterday I took part in a very special event and a day in the life of 5 year old Miles Scott. Miles was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was 20 months old and until this June, he is now in remission. His wish through the Make A Wish Foundation in SF was to be a superhero for a day. And yesterday his wish became a reality. Miles suited up as Bat Kid and was off to fight crime in the city of San Francisco with Batman in a stylish Batmobile…a Lamborghini.

Check out my review in photos…

Bat Kid embarking on a day of fighting crime in the city of San Francisco.
Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Bat Kid got a call about a damsel in distress. They rushed out to save her. Mission accomplished. Next call was to apprehend The Riddler who was pulling a bank job. Mission accomplished. Shortly after that, Bat Kid heads back to the Union Square section of town where he was to take on The Penguin, who has just kidnapped the SF Giants mascot Lou Seal.
Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

They race off after The Penguin where he leads them to AT&T Ballpark. A chase ensues, The Penguin is captured and Lou Seal is freed. Bat Kid is now summoned to City Hall to meet the Mayor of Gotham, SF Mayor Ed Lee.

A plane flies by overhead towing a banner that reads “Wishes Do Come True #SFBatKid”
Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Bat Kid is joined on stage to the likes of [L to R]: FBI Special Agent David J. Johnson, U.S. Attorney Melind Haag, MAWF Rep, SF Mayor Ed Lee, Natalie Scott [Miles’ Mom], Nick Scott [Miles’ Dad], Batman, Miles Scott aka Bat Kid, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White and Police Chief Greg Suhr.
Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Mayor Ed Lee gives Bat Kid the Key To The City.
Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Mayor Ed Lee thanks Miles for saving the city.
Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Police Chief Greg Suhr accepts a check from Kid Monarch Clothing to the Make A Wish Foundation for $10,000.
Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Bat Kid saves the city!!!
Miles Scott, aka Bat Kid, in association with the Make A Wish Foundation fulfills his dream to be a superhero for a day in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

I gotta say this was one of THE coolest events that I have covered this year. The amount of support from the city of San Francisco for this little boy was amazing. Approximately 20,000 people came out to cheer on Miles on his journey about the city fighting crime. More then 10,000 volunteers were on hand as well to participate in his special day. People made signs and were dressed up for Miles. There was such a great vibe in the city yesterday. I found myself a bit overwhelmed with emotion a few times throughout the day. They even made a special newspaper for him that will be running again today.

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