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Boy With Cancer’s “Batkid” Dream Comes True — 10 Yrs Later, He Gets An Even Better Gift.

A young boy in a Batkid costume poses with Batman.

One boy’s Make-A-Wish Foundation request continues to fill his family and their community with hope 10 years later. When Miles Scott was only 1 year old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Growing up, one specific fictional character became a symbol of encouragement to him: Batman. Miles idolized the black-clad crime fighter, not just because he defeats bad guys, but because he does it without any supernatural abilities. His Make-A-Wish request… to become “Batkid.”

“Batman doesn’t have all the superpowers, but he’s still going out there and saving people,” said the boy, according to People. “That’s what I like about him. He gives people hope without any superpowers.”

When Miles turned 5, the Make-A-Wish Foundation made his Batman fantasy a reality. In cooperation with the San Francisco police and the city’s late mayor, Ed Lee, the non-profit staged an unforgettable public event during which “Gotham City” was terrorized by “villains.” Thankfully, Batkid emerged in costume to save the day, after which he was presented with a key to the city!

This special day meant the world to Miles, and it also touched the hearts of many onlookers. The boy’s mother, Natalie Scott, recalls the profound impact of her son’s granted wish.

“You could just feel the positiveness and how the community came together,” she said. “The city — a huge city — people flew in from everywhere and it just gave everyone some sense of peace almost.”

Miles is now 15 years old. He doesn’t dress up as Batkid much anymore, but he does have one incredible real-life victory under his belt. The Make-A-Wish Batkid is even more heroic today — He beat cancer. His parents continue to monitor his condition with yearly visits to the oncologist, but so far his health has been good!

“Everything’s been on the straight and narrow, so, we hope to keep it that way,” said Nick Scott, the teenager’s father.

So, what became of the Batkid costume? It’s going on to inspire a new generation of youngsters! Miles’s little brother, Ben, got to wear the special outfit on Halloween.

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