8-year-old boy finds once-in-a-lifetime love while battling cancer

Posted at 10:51 AM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 12:52:49-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Fighting multiple battles with cancer, a Virginia boy's entire life has been a struggle.

But his mother says some special has lifted his spirits, love.

You might think 8-year-old kids are too young to know about love but for David Spisak and his 7-year-old girlfriend, Ayla, it's a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love.

Spisak is 8 and has Leukemia; he has been battling cancer on and off since he was just 2.

WTKR said he was given just two weeks to live so that is what his parents are doing, letting him live in the best way he can until it is no longer an option.

Spisak and Ayla met the first day of second grade but before long, Spisak had to stop going.

He could no longer walk but that wasn't going to keep him from seeing Ayla.

David’s mom, Amber Spisak, told WTKR Ayla has had an impact on his spirit and she hasn’t “seen this side of him in a long time.”

Last week the couple went on their first date and Spisak showed his will to overcome is stronger than cancer.

“He forced himself out," Amber told WTKR. "Not only did he stand up, he stood up and bowled and she was right beside him the whole time.”

When asked how he knows he loves Ayla, Spisak said, "The heart knows."

“Their story is definitely, definitely something everyone can learn from — just to love, because that’s what’s important," Ayla’s mom, Angela Andrews, said. "At the end of every day, that’s what’s important, who loves you and who you love back.”

See the latest on David and Ayla here.