Ashley Cain reveals his eight-month-old daughter could have just days to live

Lizzie Edmonds
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<p>The family together in an Instagram post</p> (Ashley Cain/ Instagram)

The family together in an Instagram post

(Ashley Cain/ Instagram)

Reality television star Ashley Cain and his partner Safiyya Vorajee say their eight-month-old daughter Azaylia could have just days to live.

Former footballer and Ex On The Beach star Mr Cain, 30, posted a heartbreaking update about his daughter’s leukaemia battle to Instagram on Friday.

He told fans that he and Ms Vorajee are taking their little girl home from hospital to make her as comfortable as possible as chemotherapy treatment has failed.

The couple had raised £1.5 million to fly their daughter to Singapore for potentially life-saving treatment - but have been told the infant cannot fly as she has tumours throughout her body.

Mr Cain, who has been in a relationship with Vorajee since 2017, said the baby has brain tumours and other growths in her stomach, liver, spleen and kidneys.

Speaking outside of the hospital in his video, Mr Cain said: “So last week we had the bone marrow test and the lumber puncture and bloods taken to send to Singapore in the hope that they could create a CAR-T therapy [a type of immunotherapy which involves using the patients’ own immune cells to treat their condition ] to save Azaylia’s life.

“Then we had to have a CT scan on her head and the results came back the next day, saying that Azaylia’s got two very big tumours on her brain.

“They also said that the intrathecal treatment that is usually given to treat leukemia in the spine or the brain will not be available, because she has too much pressure with these tumours. And if they tried to even go through the spinal tap it would kill her. At that point, obviously, our world came down.”

He continued: “Her disease is that aggressive that nothing they are doing... Nothing’s working.

“And then, to make it worse, the consultants got an email from Singapore, and because Azaylia’s literally one in a trillion - she literally is she’s so special, she’s one in a trillion - but unfortunately so is her disease. In Singapore they can’t create a CAR-T for her leukemia.”

Mr Cain said: “So that means we’re going back home. We’re going back home and, we’re gonna try and make our baby as comfortable as possible…”

“And I feel like, for the last part of her life I just want to take her home. See her like a baby and give her the best rest of her life that we can give her. And that’s it.”

A number of the couple’s famous friends posted words of support to the family.

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Cleaning influencer Mrs Hinch wrote: “I’m so sorry, My heart feels broken and words are not enough. Azaylia has stolen the hearts of us all, And she will FOREVER keep them in the palm of her hand.

“How this world can be so cruel sickens me to my core. You are such an inspirational family, you have shown us what being brave really is , how true love really feels and what truly matters in this world. NEVER have I witnessed such strength , I bow down to you all.”

Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby wrote: “God ash I am so so so so so sorry. Wow my heart is breaking.”

Ms Vorajee, 34, who is a registered nurse, also addressed the sad news online.

She said: “This was our last, our only and our final option to save Azaylia and her disease was even too complex for them.

“So we will be now returning home with our beautiful baby to give her the best possible time left that we can.”

Azaylia was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia when she was just two months old.

Last month, Mr Cain said Azaylia would be upping her chemotherapy treatment amid her battle with leukaemia.

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