Batkid's Inspiring Story
On November 5th, 2013, a new superhero rallied the entire world as he confronted evildoers in San Francisco. Today, Batkid is a symbol of everything that is right and good with the world.
People around the globe now know that Batkid is the alter-ego of Miles, a 5-year-old who is in remission from leukemia. Though Miles is unmasked, everyone who heard his story still stands in awe...and not just for his bravery at overcoming such in implacable foe at such a young age.
They also applaud the Make-A-Wish® volunteers and supporters who made his wish possible. They salute the more than 10,000 people in the community who played a role in Miles' wish.
How to Help Kids Like Miles
You can help make wishes like Miles' superhero wish come true in Canada.
Make-A-Wish® Canada works to create life-changing experiences for kids who need to look forward with optimism rather than fear. To break the cycle of medical treatments and stress. To be a game-changer in their struggles to live with, or even overcome, their medical conditions.
Here are three important ways you can help:
Donate: Visit our Ways to Give page to learn about the many ways you can give to help support the work of Make-A-Wish Canada.
Volunteer: We need more people to help grant the wishes of every eligible child. If you have fundraising, translation, event planning, photography or clerical talent, you can help us share the power of a wish®. Visit our Volunteer page to find out how you can get involved.
Refer a Child: We do not solicit wishes, and rely on referrals. Find out who is eligible to refer a child on our Refer A Child page.
Be a Superhero
If Batkid inspired you to learn more about Make-A-Wish, we hope that you'll remember the other kids who need wishes – from theme park trips, to being a firefighter for a day, to visiting a movie set. With the help of superheroes like you supporting our mission, we can grant even more wishes for more children with life-threatening medical conditions.