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You may remember the most adorable child on the planet who got to save the world for a day, otherwise known as Batkid.

Back in 2013, the Make a Wish Foundation shut down and transformed the streets of San Francisco for 24 hours in order to allow five-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott to achieve his dream.

It's safe to say he won the entire world's heart. Anyone who had the privilege of watching him race through Gotham and defeat villains like the Joker and the Penguin as well as rescue citizens witnessed pure joy.

Unsurprisingly, Batkid became a sensation as the mini-superhero, everyone fell in love with the youngster as well as sending him prayers and well wishes for his brave battle with cancer.

It was MAJOR news at the time, even Barack Obama adorably chimed in to thank Miles for his services to the city:

As if this story wasn't heartwarming enough, it has now emotional been revealed that Miles is CANCER FREE. We're not crying, you're crying…

The youngster is now officially in remission, we wonder if his superpowers had anything to do with it?

His story was even mde into a 2015 documentary entitled Batkid Begins, which tells the inspirational story of the little boy as well as how the whole event was organised by Make a Wish Foundation and the San Francisco mayor at the time, Ed Lee.

Image: Decider

The charity has said that Miles has returned to normality (in disguise): 

"Since his crime fighting day five years ago, Miles has returned to being a typical kid – playing little league, going to school, helping his family farm, and even selling his first market goat in the local fair! Now 10 years old and in fifth grade, Miles loves science and robotics."

Batkid, who is now ten-years-old, featured on the San Francisco Bay Area Make a Wish Foundation Twitter account as a success story, for beating his illness:

We are so delighted for Miles and his family, he is truly an uplifting superhero who inspires us all.

Feature image: Time Magazine


Robbie Williams has been forced to cancel a number of Russian tour dates due to what he describes as “very worrying” test results.

Speaking in a video diary uploaded to YouTube yesterday, the singer revealed that he had been recovering from an undisclosed illness for the past five weeks.

He went on to explain how despite desperately wanting to power through and finish his recent tour, a stint in ICU meant he had no choice but to cut it short.

"Unfortunately that illness kicked in just at the end of my tour, a tour which was going so well. Audiences were incredible, I was OK, the band were amazing and I was soldier and needed to finish that tour.”

He continued: “Then I got some test results and they were very worrying.”

The 43-year-old has not cancelled a performance due to bad health since 1998 and ensured fans that it was not a decision he took lightly.

“If I can't do it then there's something going on.”

“Russia, I love you and I can't wait to come down and do the gigs at some point and sing Party Like a Russian with you,” he said.

The Angels singer concluded the video by thanking fans for their positivity, adding how he “can't wait to get back to work.”

Fans having taken to Twitter in their droves to wish Robbie a speedy recovery.

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Michael Bublé’s three-year-old son, Noah, has reportedly been diagnosed with liver cancer.

According to Argentinian magazine Gente, Michael and his wife Luisana Lopilato received the devastating news after doctors in LA conducted a liver biopsy on their young son.

Noah is believed to have started a four month period of chemotherapy.  The Mail Online has reported that the singer’s son has a 90 percent chance of beating his illness.

Late last week, Michael took to Facebook to confirm Noah’s cancer diagnosis.

Initial reports had speculated that the couple’s oldest child was suffering with the mumps.  This has since been ruled out.

The 41-year-old Canadian stated that both he and his actress wife will be taking time away from their careers to concentrate on their family.



Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery been left reeling after a devastating loss this week.

Her fiancé, Cork man John Dineen, is understood to have died in the county's Marymount Hospice on Sunday December 13 following an illness.

His funeral will take place in Cork tomorrow.

Michelle and John began dating in September 2013 after being introduced by their mutual friend, Michelle's Downton co-star Allen Leech.

The pair reportedly got engaged earlier this year, with Michelle's colleagues saying the actress had been excited to show off her ring during filming of the drama's final series.

Both Michelle and John were reluctant to comment on their relationship in the press, though the English star did open up somewhat about her romance last year.

"I have a wonderful man in my life from Ireland. We were introduced by Allen Leech. That’s all you need to know," she said in September 2014.

John is a native of Waterfall, Co. Cork and studied at UCC before completing a Masters in UCD in 2005. 

Our thoughts are with Michelle and the Dineen family at this time.


This amazing story is about to give you ALL of the feels – don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Little Sissy, from Cedar Rapids in Iowa, US was having a really hard time missing his owner Nancy who was recovering from surgery following a cancer diagnosis.

Nancy’s husband, Dale was alarmed to find that he couldn’t find beloved 11-year-old Sissy anywhere: “I kept checking everywhere, calling out, ‘Sissy! Sissy!’ I was pulling my hair out.”

Nobody was prepared for where Sissy eventually turned up – fifteen blocks away from her home at the hospital where her owner, Nancy was recovering! Samantha Conrad, security at the hospital, called the number on the owner’s collar tag to which Nancy and Dale’s daughter, Sarah answered and went to fetch the brave dog.

Thankfully, Sissy DID get to visit her mama, with Nancy describing: “I asked ‘Did you sneak this dog in?’ Sarah said ‘No [Sissy] snuck herself in. She set the door off – she got in by herself too. So, she was on a mission.”

Now the only mystery that remains is how perceptive Sissy knew exactly where to find his owner so far from home, as Dale explains they never walked that route before: “The only thing I could think of was that Sissy used to ride with me to pick up my wife from work next door to the hospital. But we’ve never waked that route before.”

Such an amazing story – and dog, too! 



Tori Spelling was hospitalised in Los Angeles over the weekend where she was isolated with Ebola-like symptoms.

Tori was rushed to hospital after a severe coughing fit as well as a fever and difficulty breathing. 

Thankfully, the actress was ruled out for Ebola but was quarantined as part of cautionary actions by the Cedars Sinai Medical Centre. 

However, Tori remains quite ill, finally being diagnosed with severe bronchitis and a sinus infection. She is currently undergoing blood tests and will see a lung specialist.

Due to her illness, the 90210 star was forced to cancel promotional events for season two of her reality TV show, True Tori.

We hope she feels better soon – it really does sounds awful!



Glee actress, Kristin Chenoweth, has revealed that she is struggling with a mystery illness at the moment.

The star took to her Twitter account and wrote: “Back in la. Unable to move. Numbness and tingling in arm. Going to cedars dr tomorrow. Ah anyone who prays please do!”

Kristin later followed her worrying tweet up with an update for her fans, writing: “Waiting on MRI results. No matter what I will be ok. Thanks everything for praying and sending good vibes. #thinkingpositive.”

Many of her fans have wished her well through the social media site.

Feel better soon, Kristin! 


This model’s bikini snap has gone viral – and it’s not hard to see why.

Bethany Townsend did not expect the reaction she received when she posted a photo of herself in a bikini on her Facebook page recently.

Instead of hiding her colostomy bags from the photo, Bethany included them, and has received over 195,000 likes for doing so.

Bethany has suffered from Crohn’s Disease since she was three-years-old, a condition that causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

Due to multiple surgeries, Bethany is now fitted with a colostomy bag and decided to give up her modelling career as a result of this – until now that is.

Bethany sent this photo of herself lying out in a bikini to Crohn’s and Colitis UK, who uploaded the image to their Facebook page, where it has quickly gone viral.

The model said that she is delighted that she has been able to inspire so many others suffering from the same illness: “If I can help or inspire other people in my position to feel a little more comfortable in their own skin then I’m really happy.”

What an amazing woman, well done, Bethany!



Lady Gaga is not a happy lady! The ‘Applause’ singer was forced to cancel her concerts after contracting a nasty illness. But which Disney villain is she blaming?



Jessie J has previously spoken about an illness she had when she was younger, but she has now revealed just how serious it actually was.

The talented singer has opened up about  suffering a stroke when she was just 18!

Jessie was singing at the Delete Bone Cancer Gala in New York City recently when she spoke about her condition, saying: “I had a stroke when I was 18 … I appreciate everyday that I am able to live my dream.”

When she was a child, Jessie was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome which can cause an irregular heartbeat.

Wow, what a brave lady, we love her outlook on life!



Max knew there was something not right about his owner, Maureen’s health.

He acted strangely and was not himself until Maureen realised what was actually going on.

Max is only one example of how dogs can actually sense when something unusual is going on with us when we don’t even know ourselves.

Watch this amazing BBC clip to see just how important dogs can be to us.