Ashley Cain’s daughter Azaylia has passed away at eight months old after battling leukaemia for the majority of her life.
The reality TV star, 30, confirmed the tragic news on social media on Sunday, writing: ‘Rest In Paradise Princess. I will always hold you in my heart until I can hold you again in heaven ❤️ #AzayliaDiamondCain.’
Former footballer Ashley and his girlfriend Ashley and his girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee, 34, had been updating fans on their baby girl’s health condition since she was diagnosed with cancer at just two months old.
Rest in paradise, princess’: Ashley Cain’s daughter Azaylia has passed away at eight months old following a heartbreaking battle with leukaemia
Earlier in the week, Ashley’s girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee has said she feels ‘blessed’ to have another day with Azaylia.
Taking to Instagram on Friday night shortly after her partner Ashley Cain revealed Azaylia had suffered another seizure, Safiyya, 34, told fans: ‘Azaylia had another turn. But she’s now rested and asleep and literally it makes your heart race with anxiety.’
Laying next to her poorly daughter, the doting mother continued: ‘But she gets through another day, blessed, my princess. And I feel so blessed.’
Doting mother: On Friday, girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee, 34, said she feels ‘blessed’ to have another day with her leukaemia-stricken daughter Azaylia, eight months
Across the video Safiyya wrote: ‘I am lucky to spend another day with you Azaylia. Every day is precious with you.’
It comes after Azaylia suffered another seizure on Friday after Ashley and Safiyya were told to ‘make the most of this weekend’.
The Ex On The Beach star, 30, told his fans the tot ‘stopped breathing’ and became ‘stiff as a board’ and needed oxygen while they headed out for a walk on Friday.
Ashley and Safiyya have been openly documented their daughter Azaylia’s battle with a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia after her diagnosis when she was just two months old.
Scary: Ashley Cain revealed his leukaemia-stricken daughter Azaylia has suffered another seizure after being told to ‘make the most of this weekend’
Ashley shared a gallery of snaps during a walk with his baby girl, with little Azaylia nestled in her pram.
In a lengthy caption he revealed his daughter needed the help of his palliative care nurses and oxygen after having a seizure.
He wrote: ‘We had our own little adventure today, even if it was just walking up and down the street. It was special!
‘I thought we’d make the most of the sun today and have a little walk, as nurses came and told us this morning, to make the most of this weekend as Azaylia is becoming very fragile.
Worrying: The Ex On The Beach star told his fans the tot ‘stopped breathing’ during a brief walk outside in an Instagram *post on Friday
‘Shortly after these photos were taken Azaylia had a seizure. Her eyes rolled back, she stopped breathing and her body went as stiff as a board. We put her on oxygen straight away and called for the oncall nurses.
‘After a few hours of close observation we managed to settle her. This has happened a few times now, but it never gets any easier.
‘Yet she continues to battle through! Your determination inspires me. You impress me each and every day. I’m so proud of you. I can’t imagine my life without you. I have faith in you. My Champion. My Hero. I love you.’
Touching: He added: ‘Your determination inspires me. You impress me each and every day. I’m so proud of you. I can’t imagine my life without you. I have faith in you’
Getting better: Ashley went onto tell fans that his daughter was later ‘settled’ by nurses, before reiterating he’d been told to ‘make the most of this weekend’
Fighter: Later Ashley also shared a video of his daughter settled next to him in the living room, writing: ‘Her strength to keep bouncing back is incredible!’
Later Ashley also shared a video of his daughter settled next to him in the living room, writing: ‘Another scary moment with the oncall nurses out. Now she’s settled and sleeping again. Her strength to keep bouncing back is incredible!’
Earlier in the day Ashley told fans that Azaylia’s palliative care told him to ‘make the most of the weekend’ with the leukaemia-stricken tot.
The star revealed the sombre words, however remained defiant, stating: ‘I ain’t got no plans of this little one going anywhere this weekend.’
Speaking to the camera in a video shared on Friday, Ashley insisted that he did not have to be told to enjoy his time with Azaylia as he enjoys every moment.
Pained: Earlier in the day Ashley told fans that Azaylia’s palliative care told him to ‘make the most of the weekend’ with the leukaemia-stricken tot
Ashley said: ‘The palliative care team told us to make the most of the weekend and you understand what that message means the fact of the matter is we make the most of her everyday, we make the most of everyday…
‘I tell you what, I got no plans for her going anywhere this weekend. I’m an optimist. I’m a believer. I’ve got a positive mind frame and I know her strength. I know mine…
‘I ain’t thinking them things because I don’t have to be told to make a special effort to enjoy her because I enjoy her every day. I ain’t got no plans of this little one going anywhere this weekend, trust me. Let’s go champ, the things you have to do.’
Ashley recalled the terrifying moment his daughter Azaylia stopped breathing and had a seizures amid her leukaemia battle.
Heartache: He took to Instagram to reveal the sombre words, however remained defiant, stating: ‘I ain’t got no plans of this little one going anywhere this weekend’
Fighting on: Ashley recently shared his ‘crazy belief’ that Azaylia will still be with him weeks from now
On Tuesday, Ashley also shared pictures of the moment Azaylia met her cousin Anaya – as the two baby girls sweetly touched hands in the snaps.
Alongside the images, Ashley wrote: ‘One special moment at a time. When Azaylia finally got to see her cousin Anaya without a pane of glass between them, it melted my heart.
‘The two little princesses were born only 6 days apart and when they touched hands for the first time, it sent immense amounts of emotion through my body. It made me so happy with sorrowful tears.
‘We take each day at a time on this journey. So it’s important to enjoy today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn’t promised. Another day baby… Another day! LETS GO CHAMP! I ❤️ YOU.’
Special memories: On Tuesday, Ashley also shared a picture of the moment Azaylia met her cousin Anaya
Last week, Ashley explained that Azaylia’s eyes have been fraught with trauma as she was rushed to hospital when she began crying blood and now cold compresses are what is helping soothe the swelling and discomfort.
He penned: ‘We’ve had another very tough day today. To be honest every single day is a very tough day. We don’t take Azaylia out of our sight for a single second at the moment, caring for her every need.
‘Today was the first time for days that she has been able to open her eyes. The swelling and the blood in her tears is causing her pain and forcing them to stick and shut.
‘But with relentless care and improvisation we’ve managed to help her see the world again. Even though she doesn’t have much energy, she loved to see her surroundings today and had the loveliest little playtime.
‘We even got a smile which was worth more than anything money can buy. As a parent it’s the hardest thing in the world to see your child like this, at home, with the painful inevitable fate pending.
‘For some insane reason though I still have some crazy belief she will still be with us next week, the week after that and the week after that. But we aren’t counting the days right now, we’re just doing our best to make the days count.’
Poor baby: Doctors have found tumours in Azaylia’s stomach, her spleen, her liver and her kidneys, in addition to tumours in her brain. And sadly, the chemotherapy isn’t working
Candid: Ashley showed the extensive medication his terminally-ill daughter Azaylia had to have on social media
Sweet: Ashley shared the touching moment a plane flew over his and partner Safiyya’s house to draw a heart in the sky in honour of their daughter Azaylia