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Edmonton artist creates SpiderMable T-shirt, proceeds go to Children’s Wish Foundation

EDMONTON — Thanks to an incredible wish granted by the Children’s Wish Foundation, SpiderMable has captured the hearts of thousands of people right across the country. And now, one Edmontonian who was captivated by SpiderMable’s story has a plan to give back to the organization that orchestrated it all.

“They, and many other charities in the city, can really use the extra recognition and the give-back for what they’re doing,” said artist Jason Blower.

“Because really, SpiderMable not only gave back to Mable, she gave back to the city in a lot of ways too.”

Blower has designed a SpiderMable T-shirt and all of the proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go directly to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

“The idea actually came from somebody up on Twitter that sent out a message that it would be a great idea if someone did up a T-shirt, wink, wink to me,” said Blower.

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So, with the help of a local print shop, Blower has decided to pre-sell the shirts. If he gets orders for 500 shirts he will print and distribute them. Blower said this is the most cost-effective way to produce the shirts and raise as much money for the Children’s Wish Foundation as possible.

On Monday, six-year-old Mable was transformed into SpiderMable and whisked around the city for a full day of superhero action. The six-year-old, who lives with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, had a dream to fight crime like her hero Spider-Man, so the Children’s Wish Foundation made it happen.

SpiderMable’s goal was to rescue Edmonton Oilers Captain Andrew Ference from the evil Mysterio, and she was beyond successful. Not only did she find Ference and free him from the villain’s grasp, she melted the hearts of the hundreds of Edmontonians who followed along with her in her journey around the city.

Watch below: SpiderMable saves the city from the evil Mysterio

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As a way to thank SpiderMable for her heroic efforts, the Edmonton Oilers invited her to drop the puck at Tuesday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. She was greeted by hockey fans with a standing ovation.

Watch below: SpiderMable drops the puck at the Edmonton Oilers game

The SpiderMable T-shirts are available for pre-order online only. Sales will be open until Oct. 16. By 6 p.m. Wednesday. 89 shirts had already been ordered. By 9 p.m. that number had jumped to 216.

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SpiderMable saves the City of Edmonton from evil!. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable saved the city from evil Monday, Sept. 28. 2015. Tonia Huynh, Global News
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Mable Tooke, aka SpiderMable, ziplines in Edmonton Alta, on Monday September 28, 2015. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
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SpiderMable with Oilers Connor McDavid and Andrew Ference on Monday, Sept. 28. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable takes down the evil Mysterio to free Edmonton Oilers Captain Andrew Ference Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable thanks people for coming along on her journey Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable saves the day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable meets Lucy at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable continues her adventure in Edmonton on Sept. 28, 2015. Dave Carels / Global News
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SpiderMable continues her adventure in Edmonton on Sept. 28, 2015. Dave Carels / Global News
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SpiderMable continues her adventure in Edmonton on Sept. 28, 2015. Dave Carels / Global News
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SpiderMable continues her adventure in Edmonton on Sept. 28, 2015. Dave Carels / Global News
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A six-year-old Edmonton girl who lives with acute lymphoblastic leukemia is turning into SpiderMable Sept. 28, 2015. Michel Boyer / Global News
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Spidermable speaks to the media about her adventure, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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Mable's parents speak to the media while their daughter enjoys a lunch break, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable takes a zip line across the World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable shows a photo of villain Mysterio, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable and Spiderman leave police headquarters after finding 'Mysterio' is the villain who has kidnapped Andrew Ference, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable and Spiderman arrive inside police headquarters, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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A six-year-old Edmonton girl who lives with acute lymphoblastic leukemia is turning into SpiderMable Sept. 28, 2015. Michel Boyer / Global News
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SpiderMable and Spiderman arrive at police headquarters to get information about the villain who has kidnapped Oiler Andrew Ference, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable receives proclamation from Edmonton mayor to track down villain who kidnapped Oilers captain Andrew Ference, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable chats with a group of fans at City Hall, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable and Spiderman chat before meeting with Mayor Don Iveson, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Michel Boyer, Global News
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SpiderMable and Spiderman go to meet with Mayor Don Iveson, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable and Spiderman meet at City Hall, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News
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SpiderMable arrives with her parents at City Hall to meet Mayor Don Iveson, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News

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