I've known for a while that Make-A-Wish Foundation was an amazing organization. I've seen countless kids have their dreams of princesses, character mice, and backyard playgrounds come true. I was fortunate enough to attend the Make-A-Wish Connecticut Gala a few years back, where a dear little friend was the guest of honor. The charity stood by their word of raising money to grant wishes for eligible children.
From Make-A-Wish Foundation:
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.
I've seen a lot of wishes granted, but none that I've seen have piqued my interest or caught the nation's eye like 5-year old Miles'. He is fighting a battle with Leukemia, and his wish was to become Batman for the day. A large population of the city of San Francisco came together to create a picture-perfect Gotham City and Miles became Batman. Dressed in full costume, the smiling and engaging five-year old fulfilled his wish by "saving" San Francisco and getting a key to the city.
To read more of Miles' story visit ABC News.
Thank you Miles -- you brought a smile to my face each time you were featured on a news broadcast or your heroic face graced my news-feed. I wish you continued remission and that the happiness this wish has brought you stays with you forever!
Amanda was inspired by Miles and the city of San Francisco this week and she hopes you were too!