Batman: San Francisco’s ‘BatKid’ Miles Scott Declared Cancer-Free

Batman Batkid Miles ScottCBS Evening News reports that Miles Scott, the young child who famously saved San Francisco as the Batman sidekick Batkid, has been declared cancer-free.

At 18 months old, Miles Scott was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia and underwent chemotherapy treatment for several years. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation received his request to be Batman’s sidekick, Batkid, thousands of San Francisco’s volunteers, city officials, businesses and supporters joined forces to transform the city into Gotham and stage several events requiring Scott to save the day as a caped crusader. Now 10 years old, Miles Scott’s leukemia has been in remission for years and the young hero has been declared cancer-free.

Miles’ story was the subject of the documentary titled Batkid Begins.

It’s November 15, 2013.Twenty-five thousand people descend on San Francisco. Online, two billion others join in. This massive crowd erupts with a collective display of public emotion rarely seen. With a Beatlemania-like intensity, people take to the streets and screens. They are all united to fulfill the wish of 5-year-old Miles Scott, who is recovering from Leukemia. It is his dream to become Batkid and save Gotham City. Batkid Begins chronicles the making of the overnight international phenomenon that is Batkid. The film reveals what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral. Will the San Francisco Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfill its mission to help Miles reclaim his childhood after battling disease for more than half his short life? Or will the event itself spiral out of control; consume the organization, scare Miles and shut down an entire city? Audiences will come along as Patricia Wilson, executive director of the San Francisco Make-A-Wish chapter, and her team – in true superhero spirit – tackle the monster they created.

Batkid Begins is now available on DVD.

Source: CBS Evening News

The 9 Best Things About ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

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Red Dead Redemption 2Well, cowboys and cowgirls, Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally here. Eight years after the original title took the gaming world by storm, Rockstar is back with a prequel set ten years before the original. For people who like horses but may not want to ride them in real life, they’re in luck, because anyone who plays Red Dead Redemption 2 will be sitting on a horse for quite a while. As you pursue an outlaw life, jumping from town-to-town, players explore a world full of danger and excitement behind every corner.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has already broken pretty much every entertainment record imaginable. It’s had the most successful opening weekend for any entertainment product ever, so you don’t need to take my word on why this game is so good, just go look at the numbers. Underneath the massive, 60-hour story, is a beautiful world layered with complicated characters, powerful predators and painful memories. So, what are you waiting for, go jump on your horse and start playing this game!

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Sebastian Peris

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