‘Batkid,’ now 10, cancer free 5 years after 'saving' San Francisco

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Five years ago today, Miles Scott transformed into Batkid to save San Francisco.

Late Mayor Ed Lee and more than 20,000 volunteers turned San Francisco into Gotham City to make Miles's dream come true. "After fighting his own heroic battle with leukemia since he was a year old, Miles visits his oncologist once a year, and has been in remission from leukemia for the past five years". He just clinched another, much bigger, victory: He passed his 5-year mark being cancer free.

Miles Scott of California pulled the heartstrings of Americans across the country when, at 5 years old, he requested to become his favorite superhero for a day - and on November 15, 2013, his wish was granted.

"Miles has returned to being a typical kid - playing little league, going to school, helping his family farm, and even selling his first market goat in the local fair!", according to a statement by Make-A-Wish.

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Even then-president Barack Obama got involved, saying, "No more supervillains because Batkid cleaned up the streets".

At the time of the Batkid extravaganza, Miles had endured three years of cancer treatments, and the event was to mark his last round of "toxic drugs".

It also put a huge spotlight on the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a national organization that grants the wishes of children with progressive, life-limiting or life-threatening medical conditions. During the peak of Batkid's crime-fighting spectacle, Make-A-Wish websites logged about 1,400 hits per second.

Miles Scott rescued Lou Seal, the San Francisco Giants' mascot.

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