Ashley Cain's baby daughter Azaylia loses movement in face due to terminal cancer tumours

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2 min read
Ashley Cain's seven-month-old daughter Azaylia has leukaemia. (PA)
Ashley Cain's eight-month-old daughter Azaylia has leukaemia. (PA)

Ashley Cain has revealed his baby daughter Azaylia has lost movement in one side of her face as a result of her cancer tumours.

The former footballer and star of Ex On The Beach's eight-month-old daughter has an "aggressive and rare" form of leukaemia and last week returned home to live with her parents after doctors declared her cancer was terminal.

Cain shared on his Instagram stories a video of him playing with smiling Azaylia, captioned: "She's losing some movement on one side of her face as a result of the tumours but she's still the most beautiful little girl."

Azaylia has terminal cancer at just eight-months-old. (Mr Ashley Cain/Instagram)
Azaylia has terminal cancer at just eight-months-old. (Mr Ashley Cain/Instagram)

He added: "The fact that she is still smiling and playing is EVERYTHING."

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And alongside a picture of Azaylia sleeping he wrote: "We fight and we pray for another day."

At the weekend Azaylia was rushed to hospital for an emergency blood transfusion as the leukaemia had caused profuse internal bleeding.

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Cain's girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee opened up on Instagram to her 663k followers about the "torture" she felt watching her child suffer.

Vorajee said: "I wake up in the morning and look at her and feel so blessed every single morning that I'm waking up with her and having her there to hold and smile and sing our Jungle Book theme tune to her all day long...

"I just feel so happy I can just spend today with her and play and just love her as much as I can and tell her how much I love her.

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"It's absolutely heartbreaking, this feels like torture and it's so difficult and it's so hard but the support you guys have all given us is amazing, it's incredible."

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Azalia Diamond Cain was born last August and in October was diagnosed with cancer aged just two months.

She has been living at Birmingham Children's Hospital undergoing chemotherapy and stem cell treatment for the past six months.

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