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February 11, 2016

Swalwell Puts San Fran’s Fate in Batkid’s Hands

California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell has an urgent message for Miles, the 5-year-old leukemia survivor who donned his Dark Knight costume to help secure the Bay Area today: San Francisco needs your help.

“Only you can defeat the Riddler and the Penguin. … We’re all counting on you, Batkid, to use your superhero powers to protect our city,” Swalwell said in a special S.O.S. to be delivered to the heroic youth who has captured the imagination of just-for-the-day Gotham.

(Courtesy Make-A-Wish Bay Area)

(Courtesy Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area)

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area has recruited tens of thousands of people to help choreograph Miles’ dream day as the caped crusader. Follow along with the unfolding adventure here.

Ranking congressional Bat-fan (and “Dark Knight” guest star) Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., tweeted out his best wishes for the youngster.


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