Batkid

TitleBatkid
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFunke, RD, Boxall, SF, Funke, RD, Myers, GA, Potthast, A
Date Published09/2014
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractIn 2013, Ed Lee, the mayor of San Fransisco, declared November 15th "Batkid day forever." On this day, Miles Scott, a 5-year old by who was suffering from leukemia, fulfilled his dream of being Batman for a day with help from the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco. The story quicky went viral , warming the hearts of Americans. The day also cost around $105,000 to stage, including staging crime scenes, closing roads, and printing fake newspapers. Though philanthropists did refund the city the money it spent on Miles, the same amount of money could have perhaps been used to help more than one child.
NotesCase from the 2014 Regional Ethics Bowl. Copyright 2014, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. http://appe.indiana.edu/ethics-bowl/ethics-bowl/
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/Batkid.pdf
Audience LevelUndergraduate

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