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'Precious baby' Azaylia Cain honoured at emotional funeral service

Ashley Cain and partner Safiyya Vorajee laid their daughter Azaylia Cain to rest on Friday morning.

The funeral took place in Neneaton, and hundreds filled the streets to remember the little girl who lost her fight with leukaemia.

Azaylia died on April 25 before family and close friends laid the brave baby to rest in private, The Mirror reports.

A white carriage, that held the Azaylia’s coffin, pulled by nine white horses decorated with orange feathers made its way through the town led by the devastated family.

Grieving parents Ashley and Safiyya could be seen breaking down as they stood behind the carriage with personalised umbrellas before they got into a car that drove ahead of the horses.

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People lined the streets to pay their respects to Azaylia Cain

Bunches of orange balloons were released into the air, as well as bubbles, as the procession began.

The vehicle could be seen filled with floral arrangements – which included flowers reading out Azaylia – as well as packed with plush cuddly toys.

Alongside the beautiful tributes were collections of photos of Azaylia that were taken during her short life.

Crowds erupted into claps and cheers to honour the baby as the carriage made its way through the streets.

Yesterday, Ex on the Beach star Ashley asked people who wished to say goodbye to Azaylia to join them on the procession and said that they wanted the day to be called ‘Azaylia’s Day’.

The streets were lined with people paying their respects

The reality personality explained the route stops, via his Instagram Page, and told how the family coordinated with the police for the procession and also encouraged people who were joining to follow Covid-19 rules.

He also added that he wanted the day to be an “uplifting” celebration of the little one and encouraged people to “show their love by clapping and making joyous noise.”

“We have been in correspondence with Warwickshire Police, to understand how we can give people who would like to pay their respects, the chance to do so. Due to current restrictions, the family will be attending a private service of celebration of Azaylia’s life, but prior to the Azaylia’s service we will be giving Azaylia her last journey through Nuneaton town.

“We would be touched and honoured to see as many of those that wish, pay their respects to Azaylia by lining the streets somewhere.

Baby Azaylia’s coffin was placed in a carriage and pulled by horses

“We respectfully ask all attending Azaylia’s final journey to adhere to the current Covid legislation.

“As truly difficult as the day will be, we are going to give it our all to keep Azaylia’s day an uplifting day of remembrance for her life and encourage anyone attending to show their love by clapping and making joyous noise of celebration.”

When she passed, devastated dad Ashley confirmed that she had sadly passed away in an Instagram post, which read: “Rest In Paradise Princess

“I will always hold you in my heart until I can hold you again in heaven”

In her own tribute, Azaylia’s mother, Safiyya, wrote: “You are my Angel my heartbeat my soul, RIP my precious baby, you will always be with me like a handprint on my heart”

The parents had raised £1.5 million in donations from the public to fly his daughter to Singapore for specialist treatment but before they could go, a CT scan showed that there were further complications.

Days before Azaylia died, Ashley and Safiyya had taken their daughter home from the hospital but after two nights at home, the decision was taken to take the baby off pain medication.

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‘Challenge’ Star Ashley Cain’s Daughter Azaylia, 8 Mos., Dies After Battling Leukemia: ‘Rest In Paradise Princess’

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‘Challenge’ Star Ashley Cain’s Daughter Azaylia, 8 Mos., Dies After Battling Leukemia: ‘Rest In Paradise Princess’

Ashley Cain and wife Safiyya Vorajee are heartbroken over the tragic death of their 8-month-old baby girl Azaylia.

Our hearts go out to Ashley Cain, 30, and his wife Safiyya Vorajee, 34. The couple confirmed the tragic news that their 8-month-old Azaylia Diamond sadly passed away after learning she had “days to live.” The baby was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of Leukemia in October at just two months old, and has been receiving chemotherapy. “Rest In Paradise Princess,” Ashley wrote on Instagram on April 25. “I will always hold you in my heart until I can hold you again in heaven.”

Safiyya also shared a tribute to social media. “You are my Angel my heartbeat my soul,” she wrote. “RIP my precious baby, you will always be with me like a handprint on my heart.” The news comes after The Challenge star confirmed that chemo “is not working” on Azaylia, and that cancerous tumors were found throughout the baby’s body. “They think she’s only got one, two days to live — and it could even be that night,” he wrote on April 9, alongside a photo of his baby playing with a ball despite being attached to medical equipment. “Her disease is that aggressive that nothing they are doing … is working,” he said, explaining they were unable to do a spinal tap surgery “would kill her.”

While Ashley and his wife had intended to take the baby to Singapore for further treatment, they were told the doctors there would also be unable to treat Azalyia given how advanced her cancer is. “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,” Cain said. “We’re gonna be strong, and we’re gonna go out with honor,” he confirmed.

Days before Azaylia’s death, Safiyya shared that the couple had castings made of the little girl’s feet via Instagram story to forever remember her. Ashley held the baby as the mold’s were applied to her feet in the emotional moment. Safiyya also shared a sweet video of the mother-daughter duo dancing to The Jungle Book‘s “I Wanna Be Like You” as a celebration of her 8 month birthday. “We get up and I give my girl 100%,” Safiyaa wrote in her caption. “We keep her filled with the same energy & love that she’s used to,” and “I only ever want you to see happiness and experience love,” she said.

Ashley also wrote a sweet tribute for Azaylia’s birthday. “Yesterday Azaylia returned home from hospital like the fearless little lioness that she is,” he penned. “I honestly thought @therock was my hero until I spent the last 8 months with you. You taught me how to be strong when I needed strength, you taught me how to smile when I am feeling sad, you taught me how to cherish every single moment – as these moments are all we have. You’ve been tenacious, fearless, courageous, positive, happy and loving through times which I thought would make it impossible!” he wrote. “You’ve given me the best 8 months of my life through the toughest of times. MY HERO 🙌🏾 I LOVE YOU,” he concluded.

Ashley Cain says family 'making every day count' with baby Azaylia

Ashley Cain said he is “making every day count” with baby daughter Azaylia and has a “crazy belief” that the family will have weeks left with her.

The Ex On The Beach star, 30, updated fans on his gravely-ill baby’s condition on his Instagram stories on Sunday night and said he and his girlfriend are not “counting the days” and instead are just focussed on making sure every one of those days counts, The Mirror reports.

Last month, Ashley and his girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee took eight-month-old Azaylia home after doctors told them her leukaemia can no longer be treated.

Even though doctors said she could have just days to live, Ashley said the family are trying to make all their time together count and don’t let their baby girl out of their sight.

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Ex on the Beach star Ashley Cain and partner Safiyya Vorajee with their daughter Azaylia, who are making the days count together at home
Ex on the Beach star Ashley Cain and partner Safiyya Vorajee with their daughter Azaylia, who are making the days count together at home

Ashley wrote: “We had another very tough day today.

“To be honest, every single day is a very tough day.

“We don’t take Azaylia out of our sight for a single second at the moment, caring for her every need.

“Today was the first time for days that she has been able to open her eyes. The swelling and the blood in her tears is causing her pain and forcing them to stick and shut.

“But with relentless care and improvisation we’ve managed to help her see the world again. Even though she doesn’t have much energy, she loved to see her surroundings today and had the loveliest little play time.

“We even got a smile, which was worth more than anything money can buy. As a parent, it’s the hardest thing in the world to see your child like this, at home with the painful, inevitable fate pending.

“For some insane reason though, I still have some crazy belief that she will still be with us next week, the week after that, and the week after that.

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“But we aren’t counting the days right now, we’re just doing our best to make those days count.”

Azalyia has been fighting a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia since she was just two months old.

Ashley and Safiyya had managed to raise over £1million to get Azaylia treatment abroad, but doctors discovered there was nothing more that could be done.

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