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Batkid Legacy Lives on—Family Starts Fund

Last Friday will not be the last we've all heard of Batkid.

The 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott had only wanted to be Batman for a day, and he could not have expected as much as he received: The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco responded with over 10,000 volunteers to make Miles's dream happen, transforming the city into Gotham for the little one to run around in and save the day. But the story that swept the online community (and over 107 countries) doesn't end there; the Scott family has set up a fund in the name of Batkid to benefit various charities.

"It seems only fitting that following a day when the world demonstrated caring and compassion for Batkid, Batkid can now help others," said parents Nick and Natalie Scott, according to Mashable. "We were honored to receive many offers of gifts or assistance, but now that Miles's leukemia is in remission, we want to use this moment to draw attention to other parents who are coping with serious illness."

The charities that will receive money as a result of the fund includes a local San Francisco medical center, The Ronald McDonald House and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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