Reality star says nine-week-old daughter is ‘a little lion’ as she is treated for leukaemia
Written by on 12 October 2020
Reality star and former footballer Ashley Cain has said his nine-week-old daughter is “fuelling the flame of hope for us all” after revealing she has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia.
Cain, who appeared in the MTV show Ex On The Beach, shared the sad news about his baby girl Azaylia on Saturday, saying it was “the single most upsetting, terrifying and heartbreaking experience I have ever been through”.
Doctors are treating her for “a very rare and aggressive case” of acute myeloid leukaemia, the star said.
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Somebody woke up very cheeky today and inspired me and the whole ward to smile and be positive! Despite her condition, she is the happiest and most energetic person in the room and as much as we’re trying to be there and help her, she’s always the one fuelling the flame of hope for us all! ?? The amount of love and support we have received is overwhelming and heart filling BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY your prayers and positivity is creating an energy that we’re all fuelling off and using to grind through this tough time SO PLEASE PLEASE KEEP IT GOING! You’re all amazing and we really appreciate you! ?? LETS GO CHAMP ?
In an update shared from hospital, he thanked his followers for their support for his “little lion” and said he was feeling positive.
Speaking in a video message, Cain said: “I have hope, I have faith that she’s going to surprise everyone. And day by day, she’s surprising us all. Us, the doctors, everybody. And not only that, she’s doing it with absolute style and grace.
“So we’re going to keep fighting, we’re going to keep working and we’re taking it step by step. I think that’s the main thing at the minute, we’re taking it step by step, day by day. As long as we keep having these promising results we’re gonna be all right, aren’t we?”
He continued: “As long as there’s a glimmer of hope, it doesn’t matter how much, how little, we’ll hang on to that and we’ll use that to fuel us to the stars and back.”
Thanking his 491,000 Instagram followers for their well-wishes, Cain said: “I just wanted everybody to know that honestly, in times like this you cling on to every bit of faith and every bit of power that you can…
“So all the positive messages and all the prayers, 100% trust me they’re helping and we are feeling the love, aren’t we. So thank you. Thank you for the positivity from me and little Azaylia. We’re fighting. We’re strong. And we’re gonna beat this. So thank you for the messages. Keep it up. Keep up the prayers for us.”
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The most precious gift this world has ever given me ?? ? I’m so proud of you over the past 48hours you have showed your mummy and daddy that you are strong and a fighter. The journey is going to be difficult sweetie but I have faith in you baby girl ur a fighter. I look at you in your eyes and we see deep into each other’s souls, I see your tired darling but I see more than that …your strong and u can fight. LETS GO CHAMP ??? . #mummylovesyou #letsfight #fightcancer #lukimiawarrior #fighter #beautifulbaby #myworld
Azaylia Diamond Cain was born on 10 August weighing 7lbs 10oz.
At the time, Cain shared pictures of his newborn and said she had “opened new doors to my life and my heart”.
Azaylia’s mum, Safiyya Vorajee, also shared a post on Instagram following her daughter’s diagnosis, calling her little girl “the most precious gift this world has ever given me”.