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SpiderMable battles crime in Edmonton as she also battles leukemia.
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Just like Batkid before her, a girl stricken with cancer is getting her wish to help a city in need Sept. 28.

With the Edmonton Oilers Captain Andrew Ference deemed missing, Edmonton police can only turn to SpiderMable, a six-year-old with a wish to be a super hero as she nears the end of her leukemia treatment.



A whole bunch of people, officials, the media and even Ference's family has come together to let #SpiderMable join up as Spider-Man's side kick and tackle the criminal underbelly that is terrorizing Edmonton.

Local news network CTV News gives more details:

Six-year-old Mable Tooke is battling crime across Edmonton Monday, under the guise of a Spider-Mable alter-ego she adopted in her two-year fight with leukemia.

As Mable nears the end of her cancer treatment, the Children's Wish Foundation is staging a day-long superhero adventure across Edmonton, with the ultimate goal of rescuing Edmonton Oilers Captain Andrew Ference, who has been kidnapped by an evil villain.

Organizers say the idea was inspired by cancer survivor Miles Scott, also known as "Batkid," who gained international attention after thousands of volunteers helped transform San Francisco into Gotham City for a day in 2013.





Of course, the hashtag #SpiderMable has blown up.













A volunteer has dressed like SpiderMable's hero Spider-Man and is leading her through an adventure in the city.



There's even a freakin' theme song.



People are so wonderful sometimes.

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Ryan Reynolds left the set of Deadpool to visit a young fan, Tony Acevado. On his Instagram, Reynolds writes:

Tony Acevedo asked Make A Wish Foundation if he could meet Deadpool. I wasn't expecting him to sneak the mask, put on the gloves, smile... and then beat Deadpool about the face, arms and jugular with blazing speed. Tony's next fight is with Hodgkin's Disease. Hodgkin's Disease best be wearing its brown pants. Huge thanks to @makeawishamerica


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In November 2013, Miles, a young boy recovering from leukemia became Batman for a day to save the city of San Francisco. Lovingly dubbed, Batkid, Miles' story grabbed the heart of America, and the city shut down to honor his wish.

Starting June 26th, you can see how the whole spectacle unfolded in the documentary Batkid Begins.

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation has enlisted hundreds of San Franciscans to help participate in bringing Miles' dream to be Batman to life. Throughout the day, he will be called upon by public officials to help rescue volunteers from various super scenarios. Of course, the whole event will be captured on Twitter.