Batkid is back! Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who was transformed into a superhero by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the San Francisco Giants’ home opening game on Tuesday, April 8. How exciting!
Miles Scott, 5, is best known as Batkid after the Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed San Francisco, California into his very own Gotham City. Now that Batkid’s leukemia is in remission, he has been able to continue his run as a tiny superhero.
Batkid Throws Opening Pitch
Batkid has taken over the pitching mound!
The mini-superhero joined his masked partner, Batman, at AT&T Park to throw the first pitch at the San Francisco Giants opening game on April 8 in San Francisco, Calif.
Batkid arrived on the field in his very own batmobile to deafening cheers from the crowd. Giants pitcher Matt Cain walked Batkid to the pitcher’s mound and gave him some tips before letting him throw the first pitch. What a sweetheart!
Miles’ Leukemia Now In Remission
Miles has been battling lymphoblastic leukemia since he was just 20 months old, and went through rigorous chemotherapy treatments from the age of two.
After three years of chemotherapy, Miles’ life-threatening cancer had subsided enough that doctors declared it in remission.
Even though Miles was in remission, Make-A-Wish decided to grant his wish of being Batman to help him continue the healing process.
We just love seeing new pictures of Batkid and the exciting events that San Francisco — aka Gotham City — allow him attend!
— Lauren Cox