8-Year-Old Who Found True Love Dies of Cancer
8-Year-Old Boy With Terminal Cancer Finds the Love of His Life
In eight short years, David Spisak Jr. has been diagnosed with cancer four times, received two transplants, and undergone extensive chemotherapy treatments.
Following his most recent diagnosis, David's parents decided to give him a "slice of life," discontinuing treatment and allowing him to experience typical childhood activities — which, little did they know, would include true love.
Doctors told the family that David would only live four to six weeks without treatment. But several months passed and David was doing well, so the Spisaks decided to send him to second grade. There, he met 7-year-old Ayla.
Eventually, David was pulled out of school as his condition worsened, but Ayla began sending letters to his house with her phone number. Classmates even wrote David to say how much Ayla missed him.
"That's where we sort of put together that this was something more," Amber Spisak, David's mom, told ABC News. "He's a typical boy, it really took us off guard; he said, 'Actually, she's kind of like the real Snow White because she's so kind, especially to me because she loves me.'"
After that, Amber called Ayla's mom to plan a date. David invited Ayla to go to a bowling alley, where he met her with a teddy bear and flowers. Ayla pushed David's wheelchair and helped him with the bowling balls. By the end of the outing, David even had his first kiss (on the cheek).
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