BATKID Celebrates Being Cancer-Free Five Years After He Saved SAN FRANCISCO

Still from 'Batkid Begins'
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Miles Scott, who made headlines at five years old when he "saved" the city of San Francisco as "Batkid" in back in November 2013, is still cancer free five years later, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Miles' adventure, in which an actor dressed as Batman drove him around San Francisco encountering multiple scenes and villains, was organized by the Make-A-Wish foundation and culimated in a crowd of 10,000 people cheering him on.

Shortly after, Miles' leukemia went into remission and has stayed away. The Chronicle reports that Miles now only visits the doctor once a year.

“This wish meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son’s body,” said Miles’ mother, Natalie.

Miles' wish inpsired others as well, leading to a boost in donations to Make-A-Wish following his adventure as Batkid.

“It was an incredibly powerful boost to our organization,” added Make-A-Wish's Jen Wilson, one of the organizers of Batkid's wish. “Batkid was responsible for that.”

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