8-year-old boy who found love, loses his battle with cancer

The world met David Spisak when his mother shared his "first date" on social media, last November.

David beat cancer several times in his young life but, it always came back.

He was in good enough health to attend school for a short while  and there he met the "love of his life".

Pictures of the date with his friend Ayla went viral and we all smiled at their bowling adventure, and the beauty of their friendship.

Earlier this week, the brave little 8-year-old lost his battle with cancer. David died at home, Thursday, surrounded by family and friends.

His funeral will be on Wednesday, February 17, at Community Church, officiated by Pastor Stephen Wolfe and welcoming to children. 

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to  Edmarc Hospice for Children at 516 London Street in Portsmouth, VA 23704

Condolences can be left on line: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/pilotonline/david-l-spisak-condolences/177714293?cid=full

David's mother, Amber Spisak posted this on her Facebook page.

There's never been a morning with such sadness as today and no words will do it justice but I'll try. Our little man's last moments were laying with his mommy and daddy in the middle of the night, with a house full of family, friends and loved ones after days of being surrounded by love. This day was supposed to come about 9-10 months ago but David just wasn't done living yet so he made his own timeline and defied the rules. The almost 7 years of cancer were so very hard but nothing like the last few days. Molly got to say goodbye to her baby brother as soon as it was clear the moment was close and she made sure to set a certain stuffed animal next to him before she left for Grammy's. Yesterday, he was already no longer "David," didn't know who was speaking to him and none of his words made sense; I guess your mind takes you away before your body lets you go, a self-protective thing. But those of us who heard it will never forget the feeling we felt hearing the last clear thing he said yesterday morning, mixed up with the other random comments, was "David wants to be a hero." I'm not ready to say things happen for a reason or a message of rainbows and sunshine just yet, but our baby boy was a fighter, a beautiful soul, a force to be reckoned with and of all the things, he is most definitely a hero. Rest easy sweet boy, you fought an unfair fight with the strength of a thousand soldiers that I could've never done...but you did it with grace; no more struggling. Just rest.


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