SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The beloved Batkid of San Francisco is cancer-free and prosperous.
On the fifth anniversary of the day when 5-year-old Miles Scott captured the hearts of millions by saving the day in San Francisco as "Batkid" – his dream of Make-A-Wish Foundation finally realized – the fifth grade student is healthy and active. The Great Bay Area chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation provided the encouraging and comforting update on Thursday.
"He is doing very well!" the local chapter published of the boy, that comes from the small city of Tulelake, in the north of California.
Miles had battled leukemia for years when he took over his favorite superhero and received a police escort while traveling through San Francisco to save Gotham. He even rescued the Giants mascot, Lou Seal, from the penguin at AT & T Park.
Reaching the five-year mark in remission is an important milestone for patients, as it can mean a positive future prognosis.
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said he is eager to see Batkid again at a ball game next season.
"He was a great inspiration and brought together a community around his strength of will, courage and joy for life," said Giants CEO Larry Baer. "The Giants are full of love and happiness for him."
Now, the child might have to visit the Oakland Athletics below. And a Stanford women's basketball game.
A manager, Bob Melvin, newly appointed AL manager of the year, would like to see Miles in an Oakland jersey one day soon.
"We are following your progress and we can not be happier," said Melvin. "We think he has to come visit us and see how it looks green and gold."
Stanford female basketball coach of the Hall of Fame, Tara VanDerveer, said in a text message that she would like to welcome Miles and his family into Maples Pavilion for
"That's so exciting," VanDerveer said. , who was moved by Bay Area's efforts to make Miles's dream come true in 2013. "I would be honored if he and his family wanted to be my guest in A Game and Meet Our Team!"