Ashley Cain thanks fans for their support as he shares his heartache over daughter Azaylia’s death
Ashley Cain has taken to social media to thank his fans for their “love, care and support.”
Ashley and his partner Safiyya Vorajee tragically lost their baby daughter Azaylia when she passed away aged just eight months following her battle with leukaemia on Saturday 24 April.
Azaylia was just eight weeks old when she was diagnosed with the rare disease. Despite a brave battle put on by the little girl, the cancer spread and treatments stopped working.
Now, Ashley has shared a thank you with his 1.9 million Instagram followers after their support during Azaylia’s life.
The 30 year old wrote: “I wanted to take this time to give thanks for all your love, care and support for Azalea throughout her battle and still now for us as a family.
“I am broken and hurting more and more everyday right now, but I made a promise to my daughter that I would keep her name alive by continuing to help other children, adults and their families during their own battles and I will honour that promise util I see her again.”
A week after the tot’s tragic death Azaylia’s mother Safiyya shared a throwback photo of her daughter to let her know she’s always thinking of her.
Safiyya shared a photo of Azaylia smiling while sat in a pink Minnie Mouse bouncer seat on her Instagram story.
The mum shared a message to her little girl as she wrote on top of the image: “Your so beautiful I think about you all day and night”. [sic]
Fans of former Ex On The Beach star Ashley organised a national lighting in memory of Azaylia, with Ashley taking to social media to show how he had joined in.
Sharing the clip of the candle flickering on a side table, with the character teddies stood either side of the flame, one emblazoned with a black 'A' on the lion's stomach.
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Ashley wrote to his followers: "Tonight we lit a candle in the chapel of rest to join others in lighting up the world in honour of my beautiful daughter Azaylia," alongside a red love heart and candle emoji.
Safiyya also shared a clip of the couple joining in with the national lighting, with her sharing to her 1.1million Instagram followers: "Light the world Azaylia [orange heart emoji] I love you."
Azaylia's mum recently opened up on the pain of losing her daughter, admitting "words fail to explain the heartache" of her loss.
Once again taking to Instagram, she wrote on her story: "Morning time not seeing your beautiful smile hurts so deep inside. Azaylia, you're so beautiful, so pure. I miss you so much words fail to explain the heartache.
"I am so proud of you, every day I will carry you in my heart. I know you're looking down on me and all the lessons you've taught me I will keep that with me forever. Thank you for everything baby girl xxx."
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