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The Digital Mystique by Sarah Granger

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CHAPTER NINE

THE DIFFERENCE A TWEET MAKES

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

—Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian nun and missionary

November 15, 2013, was an extraordinary day in San Francisco. In order to grant the wish of a brave little boy named Miles Scott, the city transformed into Gotham City for a day. Miles, who’d battled leukemia most of his life, had told his mother he wished to be Batman, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation decided to grant his wish. Escorted by Batman, Miles, aka Batkid, saved a “damsel in distress,” thwarted a bank robbery, and rescued the San Francisco Giants’ mascot, Lou Seal, taking on the Riddler and the Penguin. Miles became a hero to the city, earning ...

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