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San Francisco To Become Gotham City For 5-Year-Old's Make-A-Wish

Thousands of volunteers have signed up to give a Batman fan the city he deserves.

Five-year-old Miles is a "sunny, positive little boy" who is fighting against leukemia and has been taken under the wing of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. While many children ask to meet their favorite stars, the charity is fulfilling Miles slightly unconventional dream -- to become Batman.

On Nov. 15, the foundation will transform San Francisco into Gotham City to give Miles a day-long Batman adventure. And according to the Make-A-Wish website, Miles has quite a day of fighting crime ahead of him.

After rescuing a damsel in distress from the Hyde St. cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Puzzler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batkid will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square. While at Burger Bar, he will get a special message from the Chief of Police to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batkid's help. Why?Because the villainous Mr. P. will be kidnapping a famous San Francisco mascot! The getaway car will be visible on Union Square (a convertible so that everyone can see what is happening), and the chase will be on!After catching Mr. P., Batkid will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of San Francisco will thank him and give him the key to the city. We plan on having hundreds of volunteers and donors collected to cheer and thank our Batman!

If you're in the San Francisco area and would like to participate in Miles' big adventure, head over to the Make-A-Wish website to grab more details.