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Virginia boy, 8, dying from cancer finds love with classmate


Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:52 AM

They say love conquers all.

A little boy dying from cancer has found his soulmate in a touching story of true love.

David Spisak, 8, and classmate Ayla Andrews, 7, have fallen in love after meeting in second grade at school in Chesapeake, Virginia.

“She kinda looks like Snow White,” besotted David told WTKR.com.

“Actually, she is kinda like the real Snow White because she is so kind to everybody, especially me – because she loves me.”

David Spisak, 8, has found love with classmate Ayla Andrews, 7.WTKR

David Spisak, 8, has found love with classmate Ayla Andrews, 7.

David was first diagnosed with cancer at just 2 years old, has had two transplants since and his cancer has returned three times.

When he was diagnosed with leukemia for a fourth time in March, his devastated parents made the heartbreaking decision to stop treatments and let their son live as full a life as possible.

Sadly, he was withdrawn from school in September when his health deteriorated – and that was when his blossoming relationship with Ayla was revealed.

Amongst the dozens of cards sent by classmates were several from Ayla telling how much she loved and missed him.

David’s mom Amber contacted Ayla’s mom Angela and they quickly realized how strong the bond between their children is.

“She`s definitely had an impact on his spirit, and I haven`t seen this side of him in a long time,” said Amber.

“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.”

The cute couple recently enjoyed their first date when they went bowling and enjoyed pizza – and even shared their first kiss, a peck on the cheek.

And David was so revitalized that he was even able to get out of his wheelchair and walk for the first time in a month.

“The best part was watching the way they just needed to be close to each other and their conversation never got shy or quiet. That was all they needed to be happy,” said Amber.

And when asked how he knows he loves Ayla, David simply said: “My heart.”

“His heart tells him,” Ayla added.

The kids’ parents say that their loving friendship has brought a happiness and comfort to them in difficult times.

“Their story is definitely something everyone can learn from. Just to love. Because that’s what’s important,” Ayla’s mom Angela said.

“At the end of every day, that’s what’s important – who loves you and who you love back.” 



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