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Published on November 25, 2013

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Miles Scott, AKA Batkid, appears on ABC's Good Morning America

Batkid Continues to Save Lives

Miles Scott, AKA Batkid, was a hero for the day in San Francisco, and he continues to spread goodwill and help save real lives through the Batkid Fund.

Made possible by the San Francisco 49ers Foundation, the Batkid Fund will benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington , and the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Pediatrics Department, where Miles receives treatment for leukemia.

“The Scotts are an amazing and sweet family,” said Jodi Bostwick, RN, clinical manager of pediatrics. “The entire pediatric team thanks them for supporting us in providing medical care to the over 14,000 children we serve every year.”

“He is a great kid,” added Ellen Plummer, MD, his oncologist.

Miles was just 18 months old when he fell off a stool. Doctors thought he had broken his clavicle, but closer examination revealed a lump behind his ear. Further testing revealed he had leukemia.

Miles faced his foe with the spirit of a hero. “He always came to therapy in a superhero outfit or wearing a superhero tee shirt,” Dr. Plummer said. “And during the course of therapy, he always had a smile.”

He received treatment at Doernbeckers Children's Hospital and Asante Rogue Regional under the care of local pediatric oncologists Donna M. Bradshaw, MD, pediatrics, Ashland Center for Family Medicine, Diane C. Williams, MD, pediatric oncology, and Ellen Plummer, MD, Asante Physician Partners.

Miles battled cancer for over three years, receiving monthly intravenous injections, and is now in long term remission. “It’s been a journey,” said Dr. Williams. “He is an absolute cutie. He has done very well and it appears the outcome is going to be great.”

Natalie and Nick Scott are just thankful for the care Miles received.

“Everyone at Asante Rogue Regional is so great with children,” said Natalie, his mother. “We are so thankful to everyone.”

And everyone at Asante Rogue Regional thanks them.

“The Scotts are such a lovely family,” said Dr. Williams. “They have always been very supportive of Miles' care: driving over from Tulelake in all seasons; having their second child, Clayton in the midst of all these stresses; and just like Miles, always taking it in stride with a smile.”

Asante Rogue Regional provided care to over 14,000 children in 2012 from a service area of over 36,000 square miles.

Asante Rogue Regional is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network hospital.

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Reviewed by Philip Stanley on November 25, 2013

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