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Make-A-Wish

Sure, Batkid's in Remission

But HE STILL HAS CANCER

11/19/2013 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Make-a-Wish Foundation has a message for the cold-hearted jerks who complained Batkid didn't deserve his bat-wish because he's in remission -- HOW DARE YOU?!!

If you haven't heard, Make-A-Wish really outdid itself -- turning San Francisco into Gotham City for 5-year-old cancer patient Miles Scott, who wanted to be Batman for a day.

Miles has been battling lymphoblastic leukemia since he was 20 months old, but some (heinous) people on the Internet have had the audacity to say he didn't deserve his wish because he's currently in remission.

Make-A-Wish rep Josh deBerge says that's just wrong, telling us ... "We would never penalize a child for getting better."

According to the rep, when Miles was referred to the foundation he met all three eligibility requirements: 1) a life-threatening medical condition, 2) between 2-and-a-half and 18 years old, and 3) hadn't received a wish from another wish-granting organization.

And Josh says that's all that matters.

Suck it, haters.


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46.

Cheryl     

So what if he's in remission? The child has been through more in his short life than a lot of adults have. Let him have his day. All haters can do is hate.

237 days ago
47.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

What's with some people wanting to dictate what other people deserve? They don't grant wishes because the kids "deserve" it . They grant their wishes to give them an amazing life experience before they depart this world. Are people really so bitter about their own lives, they can't just be happy for a kid?

237 days ago
48.

KicksandGiggles    

This was a wonderful gesture by everyone. However, if everybody that participated for this child's dream, could also donate just $20.00 to the Make A Wish Foundation, other children can also have their dreams played out as well. Just sayin' - spread the love for others as well.

237 days ago
49.

susan    

of course he deserves the wish they just should have included more kids!

237 days ago
50.

KAREN    

SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST SICK IN THE HEAD!!! THANK GOD FOR THE PEOPLE THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN!

237 days ago
51.

Jennifer    

This kid is amazing! And just because his illness is in remission should not detour this child from getting his wish! Those people complaining and making snide comments...I wish upon you people to have a child struggling with a terminal illness and see how it feels to have the shoe on the other foot!! Then maybe you'd would have the heart to understand! Oh and btw......you inconsiderate jerks....your ass is not a hat! GO BAT KID!!!

237 days ago
52.

rlemons    

Anybody who tries to turn this awesomely wonderful amazing gift that was given to this beautiful little boy, into anything other then that is just full of hate. You have an ugly soul.

237 days ago
53.

lanie    

Why would someone complain about this? This kid has been through more in 5 years than most 30 year olds have dealt with in their entire lives.. Plus he's not out of the woods yet - it is very common for the cancer (and other forms of cancer) to come back..

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He is at risk and will spend his entire life at doctor's offices trying to make sure it doesn't come back.. and if it does, then he'll be back on the
vicious chemo circle..

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It takes a low sub-human to complain about this poor kid..

237 days ago
54.

memay    

Really Harvey - You could not just go with the positive and not let the nasty people out there disappear into the sunset without any publicity. I asked you to cover the feel good story....I guess its not a story until there is controversy.

237 days ago
55.

Dead@27    

Your "Batman" is encouraging boys as young as 5-years-old to wear Spandex and roam the streets of our major cities in the middle of the night and I for one, refuse to be a part of your obviously Gay Agenda.

237 days ago
56.

webbermacman    

There are actually over 1,000 voters that think he didn't deserve his wish? Where the hell do we live these days? Land of the morons. Should be 100% Not 97%

237 days ago
57.

S    

In the vote on if the kid deserved it or not, 3% said he did not deserve it. For you 3% I hope that you get cancer.

237 days ago
58.

Cookie    

Batkid is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Make-A-Wish did an AMAZING job and anyone who has anything bad to say needs to shut up!

237 days ago
59.

Joe    

The people who paid for it felt he deserved it. That's all that matters. When i first saw this story, I figured someone would complain.

237 days ago
60.

shawn    

No kid deserves to get cancer, PERIOD. Kudos to Make A Wish for doing this while *******s with no life criticize.

237 days ago
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