Batkid inspires help for many children

Published: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 - 7:10 am

Re "Batkid's next caper: Grant other wishes" (Editorial Notebook, Nov. 29 ): Batkid's wish was the largest and one of the most expensive to date for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Doubts about the wish event arose for some about the cost to taxpayers and the fairness of such a large-scale event for one boy, when many more deserving kids are waiting for their wish. However, with the media attention, public and nationwide support, the wish event for Miles Scott (Batkid) has increased support for Make-A-Wish Foundation, which received more donations, volunteers and referrals for deserving children. Because of the positive message, and attention on television and online, the Batkid's wish event not only granted a child a lifelong dream, but inspired many to help other children.

-- Kristine Raust, Stockton

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