David Spisak was diagnosed with cancer when he was just two-years-old. He’s had two transplants, and still his cancer has returned three times.
When David’s parents found out their son’s cancer had returned in March of this year, they made the decision to stop treatments and let David live a happy, normal life.
So David started second grade in September, and he went to school for as long as he could before he was unable to attend.
And during his time there he met “the love of his life.”
“In art class, I told her I liked her and she just had a surprised face so we started dating,” David told WTKR.
When David was pulled out of school, his girlfriend Ayla,7, wrote his cards telling him how much she missed him.
“She kinda looks like Snow White,” he said. “Actually, she is kinda like the real Snow White because she is so kind to everybody, especially me because she loves me.”
David’s mom reached out to Ayla’s mom and organized their first “date.”
“She`s definitely had an impact on his spirit, and I haven`t seen this side of him in a long time,” says Amber Spisak, David’s mom. “Certainly at 8-years-old, you don’t think that they’ll have a first love or a first kiss or a first date and it was just something that I accepted wasn’t going to happen. But it did.”
David brought Ayla roses and a teddy bear, and Ayla pushed David around in his wheelchair during the date.
“Their story is definitely something everyone can learn from,” says Angela Andrews, Ayla’s mom told WTKR. “Just to love. Because that’s what’s important. At the end of every day that’s what’s important. Who loves you and who you love back.”