A San Francisco little boy is now cancer free after battling leukemia for five years.
WSBTV reports that five years ago, Miles Scott achieved his dream of becoming “Batkid,” a dream the Make-A-Wish Foundation made possible.
According to the Bay Area chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the little boy’s heath is a lot better than before:
“He’s doing great!”
San Francisco police escorted “Batkid” escorted around the city, then on to the AT&T Park to rescue Giants mascot Lou Seal from the Penguin.
In an email, the Giants said they are so happy to know that he is doing better and to have him as a part of their team:
“Batkid united San Francisco and warmed our hearts. He brought hope to children from all over the world living with life-threatening medical conditions. The Giants are proud to have been a part of this lifetime event and are thrilled to celebrate with Miles on his 5th year of being cancer-free.”
Miles is gaining even more recognition and the Oakland Athletics manager, Bob Melvin, is interested in giving him a jersey:
“We’re following his progress and couldn’t be happier. We think he needs to come visit us and see how he looks in green and gold.”
Make-A-Wish senior manager Jamie Sandys said becoming Batkid not only helped the city of San Francisco but helped Miles in his fight against cancer:
When Miles had his wish granted to become Batkid, he gained the confidence and strength needed to protect the city of San Francisco, and more importantly, to fight and win his own personal battle against leukemia.
According to WSBTV Miles still sees the oncologist once a year. Miles is now 10-years-old and has become a big brother to baby Ben.