Dying 8-year-old’s love story “something everyone can learn from”

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. - When you think of your first love, you may think back to your high school years or even someone you met in college.

However, 8-year-old David Spisak says he has already found his true love.

When he was just 2-years-old, David was diagnosed with cancer. He underwent two transplants, but his cancer returned three times.

When he was diagnosed for a fourth time in March, David's parents decided to stop treatments.

In September, David started the second grade but soon could no longer attend. His mother says that she knew he had a crush on a classmate, but had no idea how serious their bond was.

"In art class, I told her I liked her and she just had a surprised face, so we started dating," David told WTKR.

After he was pulled from school, David began receiving cards and got several from Ayla.

"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."

The children's parents brought them back together.

"She's definitely had an impact on his spirit, and I haven't seen this side of him in a long time," Amber Spisak, David's mother, said. "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."

"Their story is definitely something everyone can learn from," said Angela Andrews, Ayla's mother. "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."