David L. Spisak Jr.
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David L. Spisak, Jr.

Chesapeake - David L. Spisak, Jr. passed away February 11, 2016, in Chesapeake, VA, surrounded by love after many battles with cancer; he will remain forever 8 years old.

Born April 26, 2007 in Chesapeake, VA, he faced cancer since the age of two years old, was strong as could be and as sweet as they come. He was a hero to us all.

He is survived by his parents, David Spisak, Sr. and Amber Floyd Spisak; his sisters, Molly Spisak and Brianna Urbanek; his grandparents, Timothy and Tammy Norman, and Ilene Birsch; he will be missed by many others including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins from the Spisak, Floyd, Norman and Birsch Families.

His funeral will be on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 2:00pm at Community Church, Western Branch Campus located at 1935 Jolliff Road in Chesapeake, VA 23321, officiated by Pastor Stephen Wolfe and welcoming to children. He will lay in rest at the church for farewells beginning an hour prior to the service; his casket will close just before the service begins. Funeral care is provided by Peninsula Funeral Home at 11144 Warwick Blvd in Newport News, VA 23601. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Edmarc Hospice for Children at 516 London Street in Portsmouth, VA 23704.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Feb. 14, 2016.
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November 18, 2018
What a special little boy you have and I say have because he lives inside of you all. Im so very sorry for your loss!
RIP beautiful David.
January 2, 2018
The pictures and memories of this boy will be in all our hearts forever
James Humphreys
December 17, 2017
Im so sorry for your loss! He was a great kid!
Eva Pegg
November 18, 2017
You are a brave little man.
Emily Shepard
March 5, 2017
We're is his parents I pray for him
Lucas Offenloch
February 15, 2017
Kevin West
January 31, 2017
The story of young David Spisak Jr. Was beyond heartbreaking as I read about his journey living with cancer. I don't think any of us can ever understand why it is that this horrid disease lives inside our amazing bodies. I cannot understand why we can send a man to the moon, put cameras on the red planet, have satellites that can read messages from space to earth yet, we cannot cure cancer!!! These things haunt many that have lived, loved and lost someone from cancer. I dislike that cancer infests anyone, especially the children of our world. Children are so innocent, loving, caring and pure. All children are supposed to live a long happy life into adulthood. Why does this happen? I cannot imagine the pain and suffering that David had gone through in his short life here on earth. As parents, family and friends the feelings you all went thru watching your sweet David struggle and have to fight to live. How do you keep faith in anything once this happens to your family? Everyone has different beliefs. I personally feel as though Davids work here on earth was complete. He was and will always be a hero to others facing tragic results about your own body. May David Rest In Peace. He is young, smart and very handsome. He will forever be young. His love for each of you is just as strong as it was when he was here among everyone. Love never fades, it truly doesn't. He carries your love with him and won't ever let it go. I'm sure the same for all that knew him. May you all be bleas with the light and love of the Lord. There was a time in which two sets of footprints showed up in the sand. That was when the Lord walked by your side. When only one set showed up, it was then that the Lord carried you. Our love from PaDanetta R
Danetta Ri
December 28, 2016
David Spisak Sr.
October 5, 2016
There's not a day, hour, or minute that goes by that I'm not missing you buddy. Where ever you are I hope you're ok and watching over everyone. I still can't believe you're gone and it gets worse as time goes by. just know your memory lives on and I'll always cherish you and carry on your memory. I love you buddy, rest easy fella
David Spisak Sr.
August 2, 2016

Mr.and Mrs Spisak i just recently found out about your loss of your little boy because as you can see I am a filipino. i am sorry to hear about your loss. You may not know me personally and so do I but I was really touched on how you child fought to survive. He really is a great hero. I know it is already been months since he passed away but i know he will be forever in your hearts. He is now in heaven guiding all of you in your daily lives.You are such a good parents as well since you did everything to keep him.Wherever he is right now I am sure he is happy in God's hand and he is happy seeing all of you from heaven. May god bless your family and little David's soul. Thousand people loves david and your family including me.
June 6, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Spisak....
Even in your grief you still managed to say, "Dear Lord Thy will be done". My heart goes out to Ayla Andrews as well. How impossibly rare it was for her and David to experience such a love; certainly every one of us should learn from their example, for even at 7 and 8-years old, they "got it".

The Lord bless you and keep you:
The Lord make His face shine upon you:
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26
Leslie Paoletti
May 30, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss of this special little boy, I've seen his story with him and his friend Ayla, such a sweet young "couple". He looked like such a gentle soul and loved her with all his heart as well as his family, this special little boy will never be forgotten and always be loved. God placed him in your care for a special reason and now he flying with his angel wings always and forever around you all.
May god bless your family ..❤❤
April 25, 2016
I'm so so sorry for your loss. He will be missed I'm sure. I've followed this story since the moment I heard it and I'm terribly sorry. He was an amazing kid to fight for that long. I couldn't image as a parent what that must fill like.
Kaitlyn Wathen
March 24, 2016
Even though I never knew little David personally he has touched my heart and always will. He was close in age to my youngest son. Fly high baby boy
April B
February 29, 2016
James Bray
February 29, 2016
David one of God's Bravest Angels has returned Home
James Bray
February 29, 2016
God Bless Brave David and his Family
James Bray
February 24, 2016
Rest in peace little man u were always part of my family.you will be miss
Deborah Varga
February 24, 2016
Sending my condolences on the loss of your sweet little boy!
Kaye White
February 23, 2016
May your light ever shine in all the hearts you have touched on this journey. Prayers, love and deepest condolences to your family and friends
Deborah George
February 22, 2016
You were a brave and strong little man. I had hoped and prayed so long for a cure for you... and I guess thid is the only way God could answer that prayer. You're cured, David, and no longer have to suffer in pain or misery. No one meds, bedrest, or hospitals. Play forever in God's garden, kiddo. You'll be missed but we'll all see you again.
Beverly Kell
February 20, 2016
Good bye Little Man, you lived in full, fought with grace, left as a hero. Rest in peace sitting on the Lord's lap.
Stefano Toria
February 20, 2016
Steve Greene
February 19, 2016
David was a fighter . I am so honored to know the story behind his fight and happy he got to experience life to the fullest. This young man's story touched the lives of strangers everywhere. Rest easy buddy.
Stephanie Broadhurst-Smith
February 18, 2016
I only knew of you through social media. But your story is a beautiful one. I send you and your family love and light. Many blessing and healing sent your way. You are an inspiration and hero little man. God bless your heart and soul. Amen.
Virginia Albritton
February 18, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God be with you.
February 18, 2016
David, you are such a hero. I am left nearly speechless by your toughness and bravery. There are no words adequate to express my sympathies to your Mom, Dad & Sisters. I know you left this earth touching thousands of people's lives,you made a difference in your 8 beautiful years. You will be greatly missed, forever loved and never, ever forgotten. Fly high, sweet boy. Heaven gained an awesome super hero !!!
Beverly Adkins
February 17, 2016
Fly High Little Angel.

February 17, 2016
David touched so many lives with his smile and strength through all his suffering. Sending you all prayers during this time of grief and know that your special memories will get you through.
Cyndy Perkins
February 17, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Malcolm Johnson
February 17, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss
Teresa Miller
February 17, 2016
All our love and prayers to all of the family. Rest in peace little one.
Chris Kralevic
February 16, 2016
Rest in peace David. May your love for your family and their love for you carry each other through this sad time.
David Z
February 16, 2016
A photo I will treasure forever , Rest in peace wee man! David is a hero xxx
Michelle Brown from Ireland
February 16, 2016
The Mighty Rubber Duck
February 16, 2016
Keeping you and your entire family in my prayers.
Jeff Bunn
February 16, 2016
Heather, your lil' Man will forever be the strongest boy I have ever known. I am so sorry for all of your family and especially for his mom and dad. I love you all!
Michele Fletcher
February 16, 2016
Rest in Heaven David, you were Truly an Angel.
Stacy Martin
February 16, 2016
Oneal Floyd
February 16, 2016
Heaven has a new angel. May God bless your family and watch over you in your time of need.
February 16, 2016
Ida Wallace
February 16, 2016
Our sweet little man may God hold you in his loving embrace as your family and friends did while you were with us You were such a amazing young man so strong you will always be a hero to me prayers are with David Sr and Amber and Molly and the rest of David's family and friends
Cam Gilmore
February 16, 2016
Words can not explain how sorry I am for your family. I like so many people have been inspired by David and your family. I just want you to know that your family will stay in my prayers. Thank you so much for letting others know about your sweet David. His story has tought me that I can overcome my struggles with depression. He showed me how a true fighter fights. I can't express how saddened I am for your family!! I know sweet David is with Jesus. I am going to pray for comfort and for the Lord just to hold your family tight. We will all be reunited with loved ones. I imagine your sweet boy with God and being happy and free. May the Lord be with you every step you take and in my prayers you will remain.
Sarah Huntley
February 16, 2016
Rest Easy Little Man! We will miss you and think of you each day. You will always be our hero! You fought so hard and I am blessed to have you and your family in my life.
Amber Manix
February 16, 2016
Jesus prepared a place for us all, and he who believes in the Son of God will have everlasting life... we all will be together again...Rest with the Lord, little Angel!!!
David Sumrell
February 16, 2016
My prayers are with all of ya'll. I work with Ilene and so sorry his journey has ended but he is at peace now...
Ida Wallace
February 16, 2016
I'm very sorry for ur lost my prayers go to the family I saw ur story it touched me I'm here for support once again very sorry for ur loss I'll keep ur family in prayers
Anthony Lopez
February 15, 2016
My heart breaks in pieces to hear this. I am so very sorry for your loss. Words can't describe the pain your in, in couldn't imagine. Everything seems so hard right now, but this was gods plan and he set it right. This boy was an inspiration to many in the US. Especially for me. He fought his hardest and he did it darn well. May he rest in peace and may the family mourn in peace as well. My prayers go out to the parents and the family, and the little girl who he loves dearly. I'm so sorry, once again.
Elisha Boardman
February 15, 2016
My.prayers go.out to your family..so.sorry for your loss
Mari Rodriguez
February 15, 2016
You are in my thoughts and prayers
February 15, 2016
God bless him and his family.
February 15, 2016
I am so deeply sorry for your tremendous loss. Your son is adorable.. what a wonderful smile. Deepest condolences to your family.
Lisa Wiktorek
February 15, 2016
This has been a traumatic 8 years for both little David and the entire family.

May he rest in peace. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Ken Lundie
February 15, 2016
My condolences, my heart breaks for your loss.
Timothy Anderson
February 15, 2016
Our love and prayers are with you
Jason and Becky Conger
Becky Conger
February 15, 2016
Prayers for the family, friends and everyone who is mourning David.

I really believe his words that you didn't understand was a conversation just inside a set of gates.

And God said to him, I've got big plans for you here David, but I want to know what would you like to do for Heaven David? And he replied, David wants to be a Hero! So it is done, Someone has a new guardian Angel!!!
Trampus Michalsky
February 15, 2016
You were a little hero with such a big heart and spirit. Rest now little buddy. You will live on in the memories of all the peoples lives you touched.
February 15, 2016
R.I.P. sweet brave warrior. You are the definition of a Hero.
Nola Watson
February 15, 2016
Sweet boy, Warrior and my personal hero. Your story has changed me profoundly. Rest in Peace.
Christopher Smith
February 15, 2016
A hero indeed, he is an example of strength to is all. He is a warrior to the highest degree and has earned his peace with our Lord. Rest in Peace, sweet boy, you have changed lives with yours.
February 15, 2016
Pray for your family ,rest in peace little angel
Luisa Estrada
February 15, 2016
my deepest sympathy for your loss his love and memory will live on he was a real hero he fought a tough battle. ill always remember those smiles
crystal greene
February 15, 2016
Prayers for your family.
Angela Spence
February 15, 2016
Forever in our hearts little soldier ❤
Lauren Gorton
February 15, 2016
You fought a good fight Little David, you are forever a hero in so many eyes. Thoughts and prayers for all of you family and loved ones.
February 15, 2016
Our family's deepest condolences on loss of your precious angel ...close by David will be sharing in every special occasion watching over his family always laughing with you and embracing the heavens above ...may God keep you and bless your family ...
belinda schnepf
February 15, 2016
Sending loving hugs! He earned his wings and will never be in pain again. Our heart breaks for you.
Faith Reick
February 15, 2016
Rest easy Sweet Angel. Love, Light and Blessings to you, David, Amber and the whole family. My heart broke when I read the post Thursday morning Now you can run and play and be a healthy child. Fly with the wind Lil Man
Windi B
February 15, 2016
David, you are going to be greatly missed... Your spirited smile and sweet love of life was contagious. I pray that you are welcomed into Heaven with an amazing Choir and that all the Angels comfort you .. We will see you again
Grace Velasquez
February 15, 2016
No words can be spoken to ease the loss of any loved one, nor to a mother who has lost her child. Or to a sibling who has lost any kin.

But Jesus said, Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14

I lost my baby sister a year ago, but that doesn't matter.
February 15, 2016
RIP.I am so sorry your loss...
Richelle Ong
February 15, 2016
So unfair. My heart breaks....RIP David❤
All the way from Melbourne, Australia.
Naiallan Fletcher
February 14, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences. May God and your baby boy beside him comfort you and your loved ones.
Millie M
February 14, 2016
I am so sorry your loss
February 14, 2016
RIP little Angel..
Roselind benitez
February 14, 2016
may he rest in peace! He a angel free of pain and hurt! fly high david!
christy frank
February 14, 2016
David has been such an inspiration and hope for hundreds and thousands of people who have been introduced to him over the Internet. I am proud to be part of his family.

I am Amber Floyd Spisak's Aunt, Nancy Celli. It has been so painful knowing what she, David, Sr. and Molly have been forging through. David was a true warrior. This family is made of true grit!

Love, grace and mercy have dwelled in each and every one of their hearts. May God continue to fill the friends and family of David Spisak, Jr. With comfort, encouragement, celebration and hope.
Nancy Celli
February 14, 2016
David, run and play in Heaven. I know you are healthy now. We miss you, we will see you again.
Cathy Coursey
February 14, 2016
May the God of all comfort be with you all
February 14, 2016
Rest easy little one.
Harmony Barrett
February 14, 2016
Sorry for the loss as mother that loss a child my heart goes out to you and your family.
shannon dixon
February 14, 2016
Rest in peace little one... prayers for your family and loved ones.
Dana Garcia
February 14, 2016
May he rest in peace! I am sure he's in heaven flying away with the angels! Thank you for sharing his story! Hugs from Chicago!
Leona Ayala
February 14, 2016
David and Amber and family we are just heart broken over the passing of Lil'Man.We will continue to pray for peace,healing hearts.David fought for a long time and now he doesn't have to fight anymore.Jesus has taken him where there is no more meds,needles,pain and suffering.He is dancing with the Angels.David knew he was blessed to have such loving and caring parents,along with other family and friends.Take time to heal your hearts,even though he will never leave your soul.We love you guys.Our deepest condolences to family.
Denise and Mike Roberts
February 14, 2016
Rest now.. blessings
Paten Hicks
February 14, 2016
Elizabeth Chaviano
February 14, 2016
Rest and fly high with the Angels ... You have not left everyone cause you remain an angel on everyone's shoulders.. A True Hero
February 14, 2016
Children are the strongest warriors in the world. They fight against all odds. David's fight is done now, and he is at peace. It is my sincere hope that all of you find your own peace knowing that he is no longer sick, exhausted, or in pain. Love each other, talk to each other, and speak his name. The more you remember him in your lives, the better your broken heart will be able to go on. It will never "heal" but as the years go by, you will find yourself smiling at the mention of his name, instead of feeling that unmistakeable pang of heartache. This process isn't something that goes quickly. Some days you will feel like you are healing,and able to move beyond the agony, and then you will feel like it was just yesterday. Allow yourself to grieve. Thank you for sharing your journey with the world. Your family is in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts are with you.
Carla Wheeler
February 14, 2016
Vickie Sparrow
February 14, 2016
Your Strength and Courage......Creates a mold for Our Minds and a Path for Our Hearts to Follow....GOD Speed....David
Chrystal High-Morris
February 14, 2016
GOD Speed....David
Chrystal High-Morris
February 14, 2016
Thank you for sharing your courage with the world. You touched the lives of us all. Rest in peace little angel.
Lisa Carden
February 14, 2016
Amber, Ilene and family I am so sorry for your loss...RIP little David.
Donna Hill
February 14, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I don't think we'll ever understand why God places these beautiful angels in our lives to only Call them home so soon. I pray that wonderful memories shared with your boy bring you sunshine during the darkest days. I pray to god to give each of you strength to walk in this journey that you didn't choose. Your beautiful angel will always be with you in every star shining bright, in the warmth of the Sun on your face, and in every spring flower that blooms. God bless
A mom
February 14, 2016
Godspeed lil guy
Robert S.
February 14, 2016
Rest now sweet boy. A true hero indeed. Prayers to all the family during this time.
Jennifer Page
February 14, 2016
I'm so very sorry for all of your families loss. Prayers for comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. You are the strongest parents I've come across. God bless David , may he spread his wings and fly with the other Angels and watch over you and be with you for the rest of your lives. rest in peace sweet boy you are a true hero !
Jennifer Page
February 14, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family. David was a Special little boy. He touched my ❤. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marie Brown
February 14, 2016
Laura Norman,Cousin on her Dad's side, has been sharing the Love your family have& Sweet Davids story. I have been praying for David and the whole family. I will continue to pray for you all. I know, to well, what you are going through. I loss my Mom and way to many family members to cancer. God Bless you All. Jackie Diggs.
Jackie Diggs
February 14, 2016
Litchfield, Il
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