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Bat Kid Fund Helps Children with Cancer

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MEDFORD, Ore. — A 5-year-old Tulelake boy is making national headlines in his fight against leukemia. San Francisco was saved by Batkid a little over a week ago but this child’s heroism continues through a special fund dedicated to help other children.

Miles Scott was treated at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. The hospital will be one of several organizations where a “Bat Kid Fund” will be set up. On Monday morning, the family announced they are setting up that fund to not only help Asante’s Pediatrics Department, but Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.

Two doctors who worked with Miles during his treatment at Asante say he had a quiet strength about him from the beginning. That strength showed during his painful treatments. The doctors say his wish to become Bat Kid has become more than just a dream come true, but has inspired hope for other children battling cancer.

“He got this wonderful experience, but he’s also helped improve the quality of treatment, and you know, the care of children he won’t have even met and I think that’s pretty amazing,” said Ellen Plummer, MD, at Asante Physician Partners.