David Spisak died Thursday after a 7-year battle with terminal cancer. He was only 8 and his last words were that “David wants to be a hero.” And a hero he’s become, because he fell in love with Ayla in second grade and passed on a fighter.
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David and Ayla fell in love in second grade, and the little lady showered him with so much love and affection, sending him cards with special words of love that sometimes showed she missed him sorely – that was after David left the school and fought for his life.
David and Ayla had their first date at a bowling alley, where she planted a kiss on his cheek after he gave her a gift of a teddy bear and roses. The Chesapeake, Virginia, kid felt love before he died in the midst of family and friends, and no one could do anything but watch him gradually take his leave.
Amber Spisak, David’s mother, wrote on Facebook that her little angel is departed, recalling his last minutes and everything in-between.
“There's never been a morning with such sadness as today and no words will do it justice but I'll try,” Amber wrote on Facebook. “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.”
Young David’s words were no longer coherent in his last minutes, but the people surrounding him made out the words “David wants to be a hero” amidst his random comments before he finally took a bow.
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“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,” Amber wrote. “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.”