ASHLEY Cain fought back tears as he revealed that his 12-week-old daughter Azaylia will need a bone marrow transplant regardless of how well her chemotherapy goes.
The 30-year-old star told fans that his baby girl had been diagnosed with Leukaemia last month – just eight weeks after he and girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee welcomed her into the world.
The devoted dad has been keeping fans updated on Azaylia’s battle on Instagram, and couldn’t hide his upset as he bravely detailed their latest “crushing blow”.
Speaking from his daughter’s hospital room while she slept, Ashley said: “I was having a great morning with my little one then the doctors came in and said that no matter how well she does with these blocks of chemotherapy, she’s on the high risk list so she’ll 100% need a bone marrow transplant.
“And due to her ethnicity, Caribbean, Burmese, Indian, English, it’s very difficult to find a match for a transplant.
“Even if she does find a transplant, she’s so small and because her case is so bad it’s a very, very long, gruelling, and intense procedure and we could be here for a very, very long time – and that’s if she manages to fight it and withstand it.”
With his eyes filling with tears, Ashley continued: “It’s sad, it feels like we are back to the start – it’s broken my heart again.
“It’s difficult, it’s so difficult. As long as she has a fighting chance we are going to fight and this little warrior, she can do it.”
He added: “Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and please keep sending us positive energy because we are feeding off it.”
The star shared some more detail in the video’s caption, writing: “Her case is very rare and aggressive and made even rarer by her age.
“The bone marrow transplant it is a very long and gruelling process of intense chemotherapy, stem cell treatments, transfusions etc and there are many high risk complications.
“I can’t lie it’s a crushing blow as she’s in the high risk category and this process is incredibly enduring on her little body. But as always we’re keeping things positive and as long as she’s got a fighting chance… WE WILL FIGHT!”
On his Instagram Story, Ashley shared heartbreaking videos of his little girl giggling in her bed, while explaining that she is starting to lose her hair due to gruelling chemotherapy.
The Ex On The Beach star previously called his baby his “little soldier”, telling fans: “As long as there’s a glimmer of hope, it doesn’t matter how much or how little, we will hold on to that and use that to fuel us to the stars and back.”
And sharing the devastating news of his newborn’s diagnosis in October, Ashley had written: “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! ✊🏾”
Just one month earlier, Ashley had gushed over how much he loves fatherhood as he thanked his little girl for all that she’d brought him in such a short space of time.
He shares his daughter with long-term girlfriend Safiyya, and the pair tend to keep their relationship out of the limelight.
She previously thanked fans for their support after news of their family’s pain broke, as she too vowed that they will all beat the disease together.
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