Sarah Hedgecock · 04/09/14 04:00PM

Miles Scott, otherwise known as Batkid, throws the first pitch next to Regular Batman before an opening day game between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday in San Francisco. Image via Eric Risberg, Pool/AP.

Andrew Garfield Didn't Villainously Snub Batkid at the Oscars

Jay Hathaway · 03/06/14 05:50PM

After a segment starring 5-year-old cancer-battling superhero Miles "Batkid" Scott was cut from the Academy Awards, some cast his scheduled co-host, Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield, as the bad guy. Good news, though: Spidey didn't really let Miles down.

Make-a-Wish Soliciting $105,000 to Repay San Francisco for Batkid

Cord Jefferson · 11/20/13 09:28PM

Friday's daylong "Batkid" event, which found people around world rushing to support the staged heroics of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia, turned out to be a tremendous success. Miles Scott got to live his dream, and even President Obama got involved. Turning Scott's wish into a reality did not come without a price tag, however: San Francisco, the backdrop for Batkid's makeshift Gotham City, spent $105,000 in public funds to better host the affair, and now the Make-a-Wish Foundation is raising private funds in an effort to pay back the city.