Ashley Cain’s girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee shared a heartbreaking poem she had written from the perspective of her late daughter Azaylia on Wednesday night.
Baby Azaylia lost her battle with acute myeloid leukaemia in April when she was just eight months old.
Safiyya, 35, shared the beautiful poem to her Instagram Story which was written over an image of Ashley holding his little one.
Loss: Ashley Cain’s girlfriend Safiyya shared a heartbreaking poem she had written from the perspective of her late daughter Azaylia on Wednesday night
The poem expressed how even if they cannot see her, Azaylia is still ‘walking alongside’ her parents and finished with a sweet reference to The Jungle Book
It read: ‘You may not see me daddy but I walk alongside you, you may not hear me daddy but I say I love you too.
‘You may not feel me daddy but I put my hand in yours, guiding you through the days, opening every door.
Sweet: Safiyya, 35, shared the beautiful poem to her Instagram Story which was written over an image of Ashley holding his little one
Family: The poem expressed how even if they cannot see her, Azaylia is still ‘walking alongside’ her parents and finished with a sweet reference to The Jungle Book
‘Sometimes you might not see any signs, just know I’m having fun. I’ll make the brightest star shine while you’re out on your run.
‘One day you will see me again, I know you can’t wait I bet, I’ll be here to walk you in, I’m waiting in the sunset.
‘Until then daddy, I know you’ll do your best, chanting ‘let’s go champ, I’ll never get some rest’.
‘I love you daddy, I really do – I’m singing in paradise: ‘I wanna be like yooouu”.
It comes after earlier this week Ashley shared a heartwarming video of his late daughter Azaylia as he marked nine months since she was born.
The Ex On The Beach star, 30, admitted he is finding it difficult to look at photos and videos of Azaylia after she lost her battle with leukaemia in April.
In the clip, Ashley stands behind his daughter as he raises his fists in the air and says: ‘Let’s get ’em champ!’
Adorable: It comes after earlier this week Ashley shared a heartwarming video of his late daughter Azaylia as he marked nine months since she was born
Azaylia tries to copy his movements and puts her hand in the air before Ashley showers her in kisses.
Alongside the post, Ashley wrote: ‘Today Azaylia turned 9 months old in heaven. I’m finding it hard to look through photos and videos at the moment.
‘So I blindly scrolled through and posted the first video my finger landed on. & what an beautiful video it was! ❤️
‘What a strong, clever, brave and beautiful little girl you were. My champion, my hero… MY INSPIRATION! ✨
Memories: The Ex On The Beach star, 30, admitted he is finding it difficult to look at photos and videos of Azaylia after she lost her battle with acute myeloid leukaemia in April
Cute: Azaylia tries to copy his movements and puts her hand in the air before Ashley showers her in kisses
‘#AzayliaDiamondCain FOREVER IN MY HEART ❤️’.
Azaylia’s mother Safiyya commented on the post, writing: ‘I love you soooo much baby, 9 months today and your in heaven my guardian Angel mummys hero’.
Ashley and Safiyya also posted sweet clips of rainbows in the sky, saying they’re ‘beautiful signs’ from Azaylia.
On Monday, the grieving parents revealed that they had seen a double rainbow near their home as they remembered their little girl.
Ashley wrote: ‘Today Azaylia turned 9 months old in heaven. I’m finding it hard to look through photos and videos at the moment’
‘Angel’: Azaylia’s mother Safiyya Vorajee commented on the post, writing: ‘I love you soooo much baby, 9 months today and your in heaven my guardian Angel mummys hero’
Taking to Instagram Stories, doting dad Ashley shared footage of the rainbows as well as another short clip showing a love heart-shaped cloud.
While Safiyya explained that she was driving and had to pull over to take in the beautiful sight after seeing the sky.
Safiyya said: ‘I was literally driving and I thought I saw Azaylia’s face in the sky… and the next minute I had a FaceTime from Ashley to say there was a double rainbow.
‘So I was rushing home… and I saw it in my wing mirror and had to pull over to look at it… That is so beautiful baby.’
‘You fill my soul when you show me these signs that we ask for’: Last week the grieving parents revealed that they had seen a double rainbow near their home as they remembered their little girl
Amazing: Ashley also posted the double rainbows (left) as well as a cloud-shaped cloud (right) which appeared near his home shortly after
She also shared two snaps of her little girl to Instagram as she thanked her for the sign, penning: ‘9 months today. You show us a rainbow to let us know you’re here.
‘Azaylia you are powerful, beautiful and incredible. You fill my soul when you show me these signs that we ask for I’m so proud of you princess I love you so so much.
‘We are lighting a candle at 8pm for Azaylia please join us.’
The doting mum then shared a picture of a personalised candle burning next to two plush Lion King teddies as she wrote: ‘Happy 9 months baby. I love you.’
Darling girl: The couple have been sharing their pain on social media
Doting mama: Safiyya shared two images of Azaylia as well as the rainbow clip, calling her late little girl ‘powerful, beautiful and incredible’ in the caption
Grieving: The doting mum then shared a picture of a personalised candle burning next to two plush Lion King teddies as she wrote: ‘Happy 9 months baby. I love you’
It comes after Ashley pointed out another cloud formation that looked like his late daughter and told fans that his little girl had ‘sent him another sign’ on Sunday.
Panning his camera over the bright orange sky, Ashley also shared an image of what appeared to be a heart formed in the clouds above his home, saying: ‘No way, that’s a love heart in the sky just over our house.’
Alongside the moving images, Ashley explained that he had asked his daughter ‘for a sign’ and not only did she ‘give us an orange sky and a heart-shaped break in the clouds’, but had also ‘peeped through so we could see her beautiful face’.
Finding hope: It comes after Ashley said he’d seen another cloud formation that looked like Azaylia on Sunday
Hailing the moment as ‘magical’, Ashley added: ‘Tonight baby, tonight I smile!’
He wrote in full: ‘There is no such thing as good and bad days at the moment. There’s bad and worse.
‘But after another painful day, asking and praying for Azaylia to give me a sign that she’s ok… This happened tonight.
‘I sat on the grass outside the front of my house at peace and in awe of the beauty in front of me.
‘Not only did she give us an orange sky and a beautiful heart shaped break in the clouds… But she peeped through herself so we could see her beautiful face.
Incredible: Sharing a photo of the sky, Ashley told fans that his little girl had ‘sent him another sign’
Magical: Ashley also spotted what appeared to be a heart in the orange sky above his home, saying: ‘No way, that’s a love heart in the sky just over our house’
‘I couldn’t have wished for a more magical evening and through so much pain, she’s still bringing me the glimpses of happiness that I need!
‘I cry so much at the moment… But tonight baby, tonight I smile! I LOVE YOU CHAMP.’
On Tuesday, Ashley again took to Instagram to point out a cloud formation that looked like his late daughter.
He captioned the snap: ‘Someone sent me this screenshot today from my story when I was out running and I couldn’t believe it.
‘I’m finding a lot of peace in the sky at the moment. From beaming orange sky’s at night, to clouds that form my daughters face in the day.
Heartbreaking: Alongside the moving images, Ashley penned a lengthy caption, explaining he had asked his daughter ‘for a sign’ while sitting outside
He wrote: ‘I sat on the grass outside the front of my house at peace and in awe of the beauty in front of me’
‘I’ve never paid too much attention to the sky, but now I look up to the heavens a lot to speak with my daughter, it’s like she’s showing me signs that she’s listening.
So many of you have told me that she will always be watching over me and over the past few days, I really believe it. LETS GO CHAMP – I LOVE YOU ❤️ [sic]’.
Earlier on Sunday, Ashley revealed he has run 55km in the last six days after ‘nothing for months’ following Azaylia’s cancer battle.
Ashley shared a photo of himself sitting on the pavement after going for a run as he told his Instagram followers his daughter is forever in his heart.
‘I couldn’t believe it’: Ashley revealed he’s ‘finding peace’ in looking at the sky following Azaylia’s death after seeing a cloud formation looking like his baby girl
Shocking: In his post, Ashley shared a picture from his morning run on Tuesday as he pointed out a cloud formation that looked like his late daughter
He wrote: ‘From nothing for months to 55km in the last 6 days. Trying to keep my head strong and my heart stronger. Forever in my heart champion!’
Taking to his Stories, the media personality thanked his followers for their kind words of support over the last few weeks.
He said: ‘I’m finding it very difficult to talk at the moment. But I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who is showing us support through this extremely difficult time.
‘The lovely messages, pictures, videos, et cetera are very warming and the time being taken out of people’s lives to comfort others is nothing short of incredible.
‘Thank you. We appreciate every single one of you #AzayliaLions’.
It comes after Ashley revealed the £1.6 million raised for Azaylia’s cancer treatment will now be used for her funeral and to set up a children’s charity.
On Saturday, the grieving father shared an update on the GoFundMe which was originally set up to help pay for Azaylia’s treatment that was only available in Singapore, and reached their goal of £1million in less than 24 hours.
Fans have now pushed the sum over £1.6million, with over 115,400 people donating after her passing.
Smiling again: Ashley also revealed that he has smiled ‘for the first time’ since the tragic death of his beloved eight-month-old daughter Azaylia over a week ago
Ashley wrote in the heartbreaking post: ‘To all our amazing supporters, we want to send our heartfelt thank yous to everyone who donated money, made and sent gifts, commented, prayed and showered our family with love and strength during the toughest days of our lives.
‘Azaylia joined the angels in heaven on Saturday 24th April after the most courageous battle with AML.
‘She showed her heart, strength and determination every step of the way and we are so so proud of her.
‘During her short life on earth side she brought the world together, she claimed a community – her very own pride – who made amazing things happen.
Sign from above: The former Ex On The Beach star took to Instagram to share a snap of the sky tinged with orange as the sun set, and told how he believed it was a ‘sign’
Lovely: Ashley then uploaded an image of a clear blue sky moments later, adding: ‘One minute later and gone. You couldn’t explain this. I love you baby’
‘The world lit up. The world talked about childhood cancer. The world showed its heart. And YOU helped to make all of that happen.’
He emotionally went on: ‘The amount of money needed for Azaylia’s potential treatment in Singapore was raised in just 24 hours.
‘That money can sadly no longer be used to help Azaylia but we want to make sure it is used positively – and in Azaylia’s name.
‘After days of emotional yet careful consideration we have decided that, firstly, we would like to use some to give Azaylia a magical and deserving send off – something that we believe you would all want to be a part of.
First smile: ‘The first time I’ve felt happiness since that day. She filled me with so much belief when she was here and she’s still doing it from the heavens above’
Inspired: An hour later, the grieving father uploaded a video of himself running, as he penned: ‘There’s no way I wasn’t going back out on the road after that sign from above! #LetsGoChamp’
‘Secondly, we will use the remaining money to help other children through a new charity we are setting up in Azaylia’s name.
‘She has guided us throughout this process and it only feels right that we continue to use the platform we built together to help those in similar situations.’
Ashley added: ‘What we saw during our time fighting this monster has changed us forever and we will spend the rest of our lives spreading Azaylia’s message of hope and strength to all those who need it.
‘We will ensure she lives on until the day we are able to hold her again in paradise. We hope you will all continue to support us and keep our Likkle Lion Azaylia’s name in your hearts and thoughts forever.
Looking up: Meanwhile, Ashley’s girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee, 35, told how she saw ‘angels’ and the letter ‘A’ in the sky as she watched the orange sky alongside her partner
‘Together we can make a positive difference to the world and fight Childhood Cancer. #LetsGoChamp’
Ashley and Safiyya had originally planned to travel to Singapore with Azaylia after the funds were raised but were later told she could not be treated as her cancer was so rare and doctors had discovered tumours in her body.
On Friday, Ashley shared his pain at the thought of having to plan his daughter Azaylia’s funeral, following her tragic death.
The former footballer took to Instagram stories where he admitted ‘nothing could ever have prepared me for this’ as he made plans to bury his brave little girl.
Meanwhile, his partner Safiyya took to her own Instagram to say she’s ‘forever proud’ of baby Azaylia after she received Pride Of Britain honour.
‘She is protected’: The beauty then shared another image of the cloudy sky, writing alongside the image: ‘I see angels and my baby angel. She is showing me she is protected’
One of Ashley’s latest posts could be the most heartbreaking yet as he revealed that ‘making decisions’ about Azaylia’s funeral ‘is enough to bring me to my knees’.
In a message shared on his stories, he penned: ‘I always dreaded the first I’d have to plan a funeral. But I never ever thought it would be my child’s funeral.
‘Nothing could ever have prepared me for this. Some days it breaks me and I can’t even bare to do it.
‘I always thought I was tough, but making decisions on how I’m going to bury my baby is enough to bring me to my knees every single time.’
He concluded: ‘It’s hard to make sense of anything right now, especially why did it have to happen this way!’
Grieving: Ashley and his heartbroken girlfriend Safiyya have been documenting their pain on social media since Azaylia lost her battle with acute myeloid leukaemia in April
Moving: Safiyya called Azaylia her ‘guardian angel’ following her passing last week aged eight months, after a brave battle with acute myeloid leukaemia
The TV star had also taken to his page earlier to share his thanks after a group of young boys in Africa showed their support for him and his family.
Ashley shared a snap of the smiling boys holding up a sign which read: ‘Ashley Cain Beast Stay Strong More Love.’
Responding to the kind gesture, Ashley wrote: ‘Thank you to my young brothers in Africa. I really appreciate you and this picture was just what I needed today. You have comforted and inspired me more than you could imagine.
‘You have also shone light on how beautiful humanity can be, and is. I hope that one day I can come visit and join you on the pitch. Stay blessed young lions… MORE LOVE.’
Safiyya was left overwhelmed as Pride Of Britain paid tribute to their little girl following her brave fight for life.
The official Instagram for the annual event, which honours Brits who have ‘acted bravely or extraordinarily in challenging situations’, shared a short tribute video dedicated to the ‘#prideofbirmingham.’
‘Likkle Lion’: Azaylia battled acute myeloid leukaemia for the majority of her life and was diagnosed just two months after she was born
Little Azaylia’s picture flashed up in the clip, alongside the message: ‘Dedicated with love to all those bravely fighting their own battles.’
Commenting on the post, the grieving mum said: ‘Amazing. Azaylia you are my hero, and to all those who are battling a journey be brave, stay strong.’
While she also re-shared their post on her own Instagram stories, writing: ‘Azaylia, I am forever proud of you and the awareness you have made. Pride of Britain, you truly deserve this’.
Azaylia – who inspired her father’s powerful ‘let’s go champ’ message – underwent four rounds of chemotherapy during her fight and was recently nominated for a Pride Of Britain Award by thousands of supporters around the world.
Safiyya also continued to document the grief she’s been feeling after losing her baby girl last month.
Tragic: The couple were utterly devoted to their daughter, who battled the rare and aggressive cancer with such courage she was nicknamed ‘Likkle lion’ (pictured earlier this year)
Alongside a snap of her wearing rainbow pyjamas, she wrote: ‘My days are so empty without you when ever I think of you I ache from head to toe as I miss you so much.
‘I get the biggest lump in my throat and I just want to fall to my knees and cry.
‘And then I think what would Azaylia do (she would brave so I hear in my head mummy be brave stay strong just like me.’ [sic]
She also shared another post in which she detailed how she looks up to the sky for comfort amid her daughter’s death.
In the post she penned: ‘You are my hero, my guardian angel. I will cope even if it’s painful without you because I feel your energy and I no you your watching & swould want me to be strong and brave just like you.
‘Your looking from heaven & I will make you proud I will keep your name spoken forever Azaylia diamond cain.
‘Love mummy forvere in my mind heart thoughts and soul.’ [sic]
Azaylia battled acute myeloid leukaemia for the majority of her life and was diagnosed just two months after she was born.
Ashley confirmed the tragic news on social media last month, writing: ‘Rest In Paradise Princess. I will always hold you in my heart until I can hold you again in heaven ❤️ #AzayliaDiamondCain.’
A timeline of Azaylia’s six-month leukaemia battle
October 2020: Ashley emotionally revealed his daughter had been diagnosed with a ‘rare and aggressive’ form of leukaemia, which he described as an ‘uphill battle’.
Heartbreaking: Ashley emotionally revealed his daughter had been diagnosed with a ‘rare and aggressive’ form of leukaemia in October
Azaylia was turned away by doctors three times and prescribed laxatives and a nasal spray when her breathing was impeded, shortly before her diagnosis.
By the end of the month, the brave child faced her second surgery and 16th chemotherapy-related treatment in less than two weeks.
November 2020: Azaylia’s hair started to fall out just weeks after she was diagnosed.
Doctors informed Ashley and his family that the tot needed a bone marrow transplant and blood donation.
Due to her Caribbean, Burmese, Indian and English background, the footballer said it was very difficult to find a match for a transplant.
Azaylia was brought home for a few days before her second round of chemotherapy.
December 2020: 80,000 people became stem cell donors 48 hours after Ashley appealed for the public’s help.
So sad: Azaylia’s hair started to fall out just weeks after she was diagnosed in November
January 2021: The TV star confirmed a stem cell donor had been found for his baby daughter Azaylia.
She received her stem cell transplant but her cancer sadly returned following a third round of chemotherapy.
February 2021: Azaylia responded well to her stem cell treatment and doctors were impressed with ‘how strong she was’.
She underwent further surgery to discover whether her leukaemia had gone. Later in the month, doctors revealed her cancer had returned.
March 2021: They were told there were ‘very few options’ to help the baby’s condition before she had another bone marrow test. She relapsed by the end of the month and underwent her fourth round of chemotherapy.
Ashley surpassed his target goal of £1million after he set up a GoFundMe to pay for life-saving treatment for his daughter Azaylia.
Heartbreaking: Healthcare professionals revealed Azaylia only had a few days to live as they discovered tumours all over her body in April
The former Ex On The Beach star took to social media to ask fans for help in donating, explaining the treatment his daughter needed is available in Singapore.
Ashley described the treatment, CAR-T therapy, as ‘the only option to save Azaylia’s life’ and said he and partner Safiyya may have to fly out in a matter of weeks, adding it will take a minimum of one year.
Celebrities such as former TOWIE star Kate Ferdinand, Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague and PrettyLittleThing founder Umar Kamani all donated.
Despite efforts from around the world, pharmaceutical companies could not release the life-saving drugs needed to beat his daughter Azaylia’s battle.
Tender moments: Her parents bathed her in the hospital for a final time before they returned home later that month
April 2020: Healthcare professionals revealed Azaylia only had a few days to live as they discovered tumours in her stomach, her spleen, her liver and her kidneys, in addition to tumours in her brain.
Her parents bathed her in the hospital for a final time before they returned home.
They marked her turning eight months old by having moulds made of her feet, and Azaylia was met with support from the London Underground and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
She received life-prolonging transfusion after her condition caused profuse bleeding and public figures joined the nationwide clap held in her honour.
Scary: The influencer’s ‘fragile’ daughter stopped breathing and suffered seizures before Ashley confirmed her death
Azaylia was nominated for a Pride of Britain award and had a plane draw a heart in the sky for her.
The tot was put on oxygen to aid her sleep, and struggled to open her eyes due to swelling.
Scam artists set up fake Facebook pages in her name, with Ashley admitting: ‘We feel really sad it has come to this’.
Azaylia returned to hospital for another platelet transfusion a few days before she died.
The influencer’s ‘fragile’ daughter stopped breathing and suffered seizures before Ashley confirmed her death.