MEDFORD, Ore. — The boy who saved Gotham returns to his home-away-from-home in Southern Oregon with a new mission: to help those in need. Miles Scott, known by many as Batkid, is making an appearance at the same hospital where he started treatment for leukemia three years ago.
Miles’ parents say their son is still a bit young to understand how lucky he is to have beaten leukemia into long-term remission. He’s also a bit young to understand what it means to be giving back, but they say they’ve been given a unique opportunity, and they want to make the most of it.
The 5-year-old and his parents, Nick and Natalie, swooped into the Asante Rogue Regional Pediatric Unit on Tuesday. It’s the same place where Miles received his leukemia treatments for three years.
Last week, they announced the creation of the Batkid Fund, named after Miles’ heroic rescue of San Francisco as a miniature caped crusader. They say they’re just now beginning to actually process the experience of seeing their son turn into a national sensation.
The Batkid fund will raise money for the Asante Rogue Regional Pediatric Unit, Ronald McDonald House Portland, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The fund has already started receiving donations but there’s no official dollar count yet. Next weekend, the family will be appearing at the San Francisco 49ers game to promote the charity.