EDMONTON — The young girl who melted hearts around the world as she raced around Edmonton fighting an evil villain last week has received her final round of chemotherapy.
Mable Tooke, who is now known to many as SpiderMable, was at the Stollery Children’s Hospital this week for her final chemotherapy appointment. The six-year-old was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Sept. 2013.
“She’s a trooper,” said her mother, Lisa Tooke. “Some of the stuff she goes through as part of her treatment would be hard for anyone. As a six-year-old, sometimes she deals with it better than we as parents do.”
Thanks to an incredible wish granted by the Children’s Wish Foundation, SpiderMable shot to stardom last Monday. After being transformed into her superhero self, SpiderMable was whisked around the city for a full day of crime fighting.
Her day began at City Hall with a plea from police and Mayor Don Iveson to help rescue Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrew Ference from the evil villain Mysterio. Mysterio was holding Ference captive and SpiderMable made it her mission to set him free.
After a few pit stops, including West Edmonton Mall’s waterpark and Galaxy, SpiderMable found herself at the Edmonton Valley Zoo where she came face to face with Mysterio. The evil villain was nothing for the little crime fighter, though, as she took him down and set Ference free.
Mable’s first visit to the pediatric oncology ward at the Stollery was in 2013. Now, two years later, her parents are beyond thankful for the care she’s received.
“It’s a very scary thing being admitted to the pediatric oncology unit,” said her father, Neil Tooke. “But all the nurses and physicians here are so helpful and understanding. The journey is less challenging thanks to the caring and compassionate people working on the inpatient unit and the day clinic.”
Since SpiderMable’s big wish last week she’s had the opportunity to drop the puck at a pre-season Edmonton Oilers game and sign autographs for her fans.
Watch below: Video coverage of SpiderMable’s big day fighting crime in Edmonton