Ashley Cain has revealed that his daughter Azaylia’s leukaemia has returned, in a heartbreaking update on social media.
The 30-year-old former Ex on the Beach star, who shares his baby girl with girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee, had told fans previously that their daughter was diagnosed with a “rare and aggressive” form of cancer known as AML (acute myeloid leukaemia).
The five-month-old has spent her life in hospital so far but was getting ready to leave to go home, while continuing as an out patient.
But the reality star said they were minutes away from leaving when doctors gave them the devastating news that she would be facing a fresh battle against the disease.
Alongside a video of them holding their newborn, Ashley wrote on Instagram : “Azaylia Rings The Bell. Today was supposed to be a day of unquestionable happiness.
“However, it turned out like most days on this journey; A miracle blindsided by heartbreak!”
Ashley continued: “We got told a few days ago that Azaylia would be ringing the bell today and coming home with us, as a family to resume treatment 2 days per week as an outpatient.
“However, 10 minutes before the moment we have been praying for over the last 5 months… We got urgently informed that Azaylia’s leukaemia had returned.”
Describing the moment, Ashley added: “We crumbled and cancelled the celebration as we felt broken and numb to the core before seeing her beautiful face telling us, the show must go on and us then realising how far our little girl has come and how much she deserves this moment.
“She has battled against the odds, she has overcome every obstacle in her path and she has done it all with remarkable spirit and the biggest smile on her face!”
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Ashley said that they were able to take their daughter home before treatment begins at the end of the week.
He continued: “For now we are enjoying precious moments at home until we return to hospital on Friday! Thank you for your support and please keep our beautiful daughter in your prayers!”
His post was flooded with comments of good wishes and support from fans and celebrity friends alike.
Love Island ’s Shaughna Phillips wrote: “Praying for you all, always.”
Josh Denzel commented: “Prayers go out to you and your family.”
Nathan Massey continued the Love Island support, writing: “Prayers go to you and the family and your strong fighting little princess! We’re all behind you.”
Towie’s Georgia Kousoulou added: “Praying for you all, beautiful princess.”
Ashley and Safiyya had shared their daughter’s original diagnosis, two months after she was born last August.
He posted at the time: “Yesterday I had to go through something no parent in the world should have to go through.
“The single most upsetting, terrifying and heartbreaking experience I have ever been through.
“I found out my beautiful daughter Azaylia Diamond Cain got diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of leukaemia which has come with many complications.
“Everybody who wishes to, please say a prayer for my beautiful brave little girl Azaylia who is currently fighting a battle for her life!
“Mummy and Daddy love you princess. LETS GO CHAMP. You CAN and you WILL beat this!”
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