EDMONTON — A day after a pint-sized superhero rescued the kidnapped captain of the Edmonton Oilers from the clutches of evil villain Mysterio, SpiderMable is being credited with another amazing feat — spurring donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Foundation spokeswoman Jenna Rego says they didn’t expect it, but there’s been a surge in offerings coming in since Mable Tooke, a six-year-old cancer patient, lived out her dream of teaming up with Spiderman on an adventure.
The plucky little blonde charmed people across the country when she explained the reasoning for her affinity with the webbed wonder — they both have radioactive blood.
She spent Monday zip-lining through West Edmonton Mall and following clues to track down Oilers captain Andrew Ference and feline superhero Black Cat.
On Tuesday, the Oilers invited Mable to drop the puck at their game against the Arizona Coyotes, where she handled her duties like an old pro, waving at the adoring crowd and confidently shaking hands with the players.
Her mom, Lisa Tooke, said the support the family has received is “just incredible.”
Mable received messages from politicians of all stripes, celebrities such as filmmaker Kevin Smith and even Spiderman’s boss, Marvel Comics.
“It just went boom and Twitter is blowing up, and we never expected that,” said Lisa Tooke.
“She sort of imagined herself being a crime fighter and going along with it, but no, we never thought anything like this will happen. It’s amazing.”
Mable has been undergoing regular chemotherapy since she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013. While her prognosis is good, Mable’s mother said the special day gave her a much-needed boost.