Miles Scott, the 5-year-old with leukemia who miraculously saved San Francisco on Friday, is expected to prevent a major humanitarian disaster in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
CEBU, Philippines — Batkid to the rescue! Just days after the cancer patient improbably saved the city of San Francisco from criminal masterminds, young Miles Scott has been tapped by an international organization to lead efforts to get vital food and water into some of the hardest-hit areas of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.
"I want my mommy. I want to go home. I’m so tired," Miles reportedly said while en route to the remote island of Manicani in Eastern Samar, Philippines.
Batkid was chosen for this important task specifically in light of his amazing capture of evil supervillains Riddler and Penguin on Friday. A U.N. official said that Batkid’s response to the San Francisco’s crisis proved that he was the person best qualified to head international aid relief for the nearly 2 million who have been left homeless after Typhoon Haiyan.
Today’s announcement comes after an already busy weekend for the kindergartener from Tulelake, California. After being honored by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall, Miles was whisked to Washington, D.C. for a formal congratulatory dinner hosted by the President and First Lady at the White House. On Saturday, he was asked to weigh in on the U.N. Security Council’s potential deal over Iran’s nuclear program.