Ashley Cain’s daughter Azaylia tragically died in April aged just eight months from a rate form of cancer and he has now set up a foundation in her name
Ashley Cain has vowed to save the lives of thousands of children to honour the memory of his daughter.
Little Azaylia tragically died from acute myeloid leukaemia aged just eight months in April and dad Ashley and mum Safiyya Vorajee are now committed to trying to help prevent other parents going through the same pain that they had to.
The story of brave Azaylia gripped the nation and touched hearts of people worldwide and now her proud parents plan to honour her life as they launch The Azaylia Foundation.
Among its main aims, the foundation will try to alert parents of possible symptoms of the disease.
It also aims support families that are fundraising for treatments that may not be readily available on the NHS and to help provide children with memorable experiences during their fight against cancer.
Reality TV star Ashley, 30, admits that any parents on this journey will face the most traumatic time, but he hopes that the foundation will help both parents and children get through the worst of it.
Speaking to The Sun, he said his purpose in life now includes getting people to talk about rare cancers as well as helping others.
“Helping other children in Azaylia’s name means more to us than the air in our lungs,” he said.
The pair, who first began dating in 2020, have huge plans for the foundation going forward.
In the present, they are eager to reach out to those who are going through the same pain that had to endure.
Ashley continued: “You can’t take your child’s illness away but you can control the energy around them.. Invest your time and energy and make the most of every second.
“Give your child belief, inspiration and hope — that will keep them powering through.”
Azaylia’s story first came to the public’s attention when Ashley and Safiyya launched a GoFundMe page to try to get the baby life saving treatment in Singapore against her rare and aggressive cancer.
Their efforts saw a massive £1.6 million raised, but tragically doctors informed the family that the tot had become too unwell to go.
Now, the loving couple are going to use the funds to help others less fortunate and their children with Ashley saying the money will hap save “hundreds if not thousands of children across this country”.
And he labelled the figure “heroic to look up to,” before saying the in the whole of the pair’s life, they won’t ever be able to achieve what Azaylia did in such a short space of time.