Friday, November 15, 2013

What's your Wish?

photo via : How cute is this sketch? :)Something really cool is happening right now as I type. In fact there are two helicopters flying overhead and people are everywhere on the streets. I only have a few hours left before I'm out the door to pick up my son, Tobin and we're off to join the masses. No, George Clooney isn't in town or Katy Perry or The Giants…it's nothing like that. It's better. 

We're a lll gathering because the city of San Francisco is invited to help out one 5 yr old little boy named Miles, to make his big wish to become BATKID true. 

As you might of guessed a really incredible organization called, Make A Wish Foundation is behind this mission to help Miles with his wish while he continues his fight with leukemia.

They're one of my favorite non profits that helps grant 
wishes to children who are battling a life-threatening medical conditions. If you haven't heard of them or want to read more about kids wishes in waiting check them out  here

So at 1:00 I'll be pulling my son out of school early so he can be a part of making another kids dream come true. Yes. I think it' s that important. In fact I think it's more important then academics, test scores and school work. Gasp! I believe real learning comes from doing + seeing + experiencing life and what an amazing story to be a part of.  It doesn't get much better then Kindness + Compassion + Love in action.  

In fact on our carpool drive this morning Tobin was telling the two other boys riding with us (age 12 + 6) about Miles + his wish. They loved the story and out of curiosity they asked each other this...

If you had one Wish what would it be? 

Here's what the 3 boys said:
I'd want to fly to outer space and orbit the earth and bring back everything I learned.
I'd want a private skateboarding lesson with Rodney Mullen.
I'd want a drum lesson from Ringo Star.
This made me smile.

Then they asked me?
What would be your one wish gia?
And honestly I'm still thinking about it. I'm gonna have to get back to you on it. I wonder why it's hard to answer?

How about you? What would be your wish?
Pop on over to the blog and let me know.

Have an amazing weekend coming up + I promise to check back in with a few pics and some scoop once Batkid gets his key to the city.

Happy Smiles + Wishes,

gia


Here's the story via Make A Wish Foundation….Miles may only be 5 years old but he is fighting a very adult battle, one that we hope he will win. Miles has leukemia. He is a bright, positive, little boy who finds inspiration in super-heroes. When we interviewed Miles for a wish, he surprised even his parents: Miles wants to be Batkid!

On November 15th, TODAY Miles will get his wish! How Cool is That?! 

Check This Out: (Seriously, you have to read this!) The day will begin with a breaking news story. San Francisco’s Police Chief will ask if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batkid. The city needs his help to fight crime and capture villains! Our little Batkid, along with adult Batman, will be ready to answer the call!

After rescuing a damsel-in-distress from the Hyde Street cable-car tracks in Nob Hill, then capturing the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batkid will enjoy lunch at the Burger Bar, near Union Square. After lunch, he will get a special message from the Police Chief and go to the window where he will look down and see a huge crowd of volunteers jumping up and down pleading for Batkid’s help. Why? The villainous Penguin has just kidnapped a famous San Francisco mascot (Lou Seal)! The batmobile will be visible on Union Square, (a convertible offering a view of the crime in progress), and the chase will be on!

After apprehending the Penguin, Batkid will make a final stop at City Hall where the Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, along with the Police Chief, will congratulate him on his daring feats of justice and present him with a key to the city. We hope to have a huge crowd of volunteers and donors there to cheer him on and thank our Batkid!

This is a great opportunity to witness the magic of a wish in action and a perfect outing for kids, families, and Bat-fans everywhere!

If you're not local but want to help spread the word…*Make sure to use the #sfbatkid hashtag whenever you are sharing information about Miles' wish!*

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