Ashley Cain’s late daughter Azaylia honoured by children who release 'let's go champ' balloons in tribute

ASHLEY Cain's daughter Azaylia was honoured by children at a nursery and primary school a day before her tragic death this weekend.

The eight-month-old had a rare form of leukaemia and her cancer had spread aggressively throughout her body.

Her parents Ashley and mum Safiyya told of their heartache in emotional social media posts announcing Azaylia's death.

On Friday the Northampton Chronicle & Echo reported how year six pupils and staff from Boughton Primary School and children at Caring Kindergarten in Moulton released orange balloons in tribute to her.

The event's organiser, mum-of-three Shaz Iranpour, told the publication: “I was hoping this would be a happy ending and that everything would be OK, but it didn’t turn out that way.

“It’s just heart-wrenching, but I saw all the tributes that are being sent into her parents and I thought it would be nice to do something from Northampton and what better way than to get the kids involved."

Around 100 orange balloons emblazoned with Ashley's motivational saying "let's go champ" were released at the same time.

Yesterday Ashley announced Azaylia's death by writing: "Rest in paradise princess. I will always hold you in my heart until I can hold you again in heaven."

Azaylia's mum Safiyya added: "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 been left devastated after doctors found more tumours and ran out of options to save his baby girl who was battling a rare form of leukaemia.

For weeks, doctors said the brave baby girl could only have "days to live", but Ashley and Safiyya refused to give up hope.

On Friday, Ashley and Safiyya said palliative care nurses warned their baby girl might not survive the weekend.

The heartbroken parents made every second count with their daughter – and ensured she was showered with love and happiness in her final hours.

Safiyya wrote on Instagram: "Feeling the heartache more and more today, as the Nurses woke me up this morning for a home visit & told me to enjoy the weekend as they now think her body is slowly shutting down.

"Hearing these words, rips and tears my heart and soul into pieces watching my little girl get tired is painful, but giving her 100% everyday is what she was promised, even when her eyes are closed I talk sing and shake her fav rattles so she is constantly surrounded by a positive vibe.

"Appreciating the day the hour and the min is something I never thought I would do as we all take life for granted."

Ashley added: "The fact of the matter is we make the most of her every day. i have got no plans for her going anywhere this weekend.

"I'm an optimist, I'm a believer. I'm in a positive mind-frame. I know her strength and I know mine. I ain't thinking those things. I ain't got no plans for this little girl to go this weekend. Let's go champ, let's go."

At the time of Azaylia's diagnosis, Ashley revealed the news on Instagram and said: "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.

"Mummy and Daddy love you princess LETS GO CHAMP You CAN and you WILL beat this!"

Azaylia was born in August 2020.

Just two months after her birth she was diagnosed with leukaemia.

On April 8, Ashley revealed that his little girl could only have "days to live".

They decided to take her home from hospital to enjoy any remaining time they had with her.

He shared a short video of him sweetly kissing his little one's head in her hospital bed as they prepared to bring her home.

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