Ashley Cain's daughter Azaylia dies at eight months after battle with 'rare and aggressive' leukemia
Last month, a fundraiser posted by the 'Ex on the Beach' star appealing to fans and celebrity friends to help pay for his daughter's treatment in Singapore reportedly hit its $1.37M target
After months of struggling, Ashley Cain's daughter Azaylia Diamond Cain tragically died at the age of just eight months. She was born in August 2020, and just two months after her birth, she was diagnosed with leukemia.
The 30-year-old father took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news to his fans and supporters of the family. "Rest in paradise princess. I will always hold you in my heart until I can hold you again in heaven," he wrote sharing a picture of him holding the baby.
Azaylia's mum Safiyya Vorajee also took to Instagram to share pictures of her with her daughter captioning the post, "You are my Angel my heartbeat my soul, RIP my precious baby, you will always be with me like a handprint on my heart."
Fans poured in love, support, condolences and prayers for the family and their lost daughter. The tragic news comes after the couple had shared their month-long struggle between life and death on the social networking site.
Last month, a fundraiser posted by the 'Ex on the Beach' star appealing to fans and celebrity friends to help pay for his daughter's potentially life-saving treatment in Singapore reportedly hit its £1 million (approximately $1.37M) target after 73,000 people donated within just 16 hours of his post.
Doctors recently found out more tumors and reportedly ran out of options to save Azaylia. For the longest time, doctors told the parents that she had only "days to live", but the couple refused to give up hope.
On April 8, Cain revealed in a heartbreaking Instagram video that his little girl could only have "days to live". On Friday, April 23, Cain and Vorajee said that palliative care nurses told them their daughter might not survive the weekend.
Vorajee wrote on Instagram, "Feeling the heartache more and more today, as the Nurses woke me up this morning for a home visit & told me to enjoy the weekend as they now think her body is slowly shutting down. Hearing these words, rips and tears my heart and soul into pieces watching my little girl get tired is painful, but giving her 100% everyday is what she was promised, even when her eyes are closed I talk sing and shake her fav rattles so she is constantly surrounded by a positive vibe." She attached pictures of Azaylia.
"Appreciating the day the hour and the min is something I never thought I would do as we all take life for granted." Cain added, "The fact of the matter is we make the most of her every day. I have got no plans for her going anywhere this weekend. I'm an optimist, I'm a believer. I'm in a positive mind-frame. I know her strength and I know mine. I ain't thinking those things. I ain't got no plans for this little girl to go this weekend. Let's go champ, let's go."
At the time of Azaylia's devastating diagnosis, Cain revealed the news on Instagram and said, "Yesterday I had to go through something no parent in the world should have to go through. The single most upsetting, terrifying and heartbreaking experience I have ever been through. I found out my beautiful daughter Azaylia Diamond Cain got diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of leukemia which has come with many complications. Mummy and Daddy love you princess LETS GO CHAMP You CAN and you WILL beat this!"