By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the touching, beautiful story of five-year old Miles Scott, in remission after a three-year battle with Leukemia. Given his love of Batman and all thing superhero, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and 13,000 San Francisco ‘volunteers’ showed up to help make his crime fighting dreams a reality. Here he is getting the keys to the city:
As Miles’ parents put it, his “Batkid” odyssey was a kickoff to a joyous afterparty after battling Leukemia since he was 18 months old. And now, Miles has journeyed from San Francisco to the real Gotham, New York City, to continue his crimefighting efforts.
Good Morning America documents Miles’ caped crusading in New York and this pictorial from NY Daily News is terrific.
While Miles claims to have no superpowers, others point out that motivating thousands to volunteers and bringing smiles around the world makes Batkid Miles pretty powerful indeed.
Miles’ exuberance is so moving, as is the outpouring of support from many thousands across the country for his continuing adventures.
He reminds me to keep in perspective the frustrations and challenges that threaten to undermine my day, “chill-ax” and express gratitude for the small wonders and wonderful people I am blessed to have around me.
Please accept my wishes to you and yours for a safe, warm, loving and bountiful Thankgiving.