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Entertainment Ashley Cain Says He Is 'Broken and Hurting More and More Every Day' After Death of His Baby Girl

20:55  01 may  2021
20:55  01 may  2021 Source:   people.com

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Ashley Cain is opening up about his grief following the death of his 8-month-old daughter Azaylia Diamond.

On Saturday, the 30-year-old The Challenge star shared a message on his Instagram Story, reflecting on his baby girl's death one week after his heartbreaking loss.

"I wanted to take this time to give thanks for all the love, care and support for Azaylia throughout her battle and still now for us as a family," he began. "I am broken and hurting more and more everyday right now."

Continuing his candid message, Cain wrote that he "made a promise to my daughter that I would keep her name alive by continuing to help other children, adults and their families during their own battles and I will honor that promise until I see her again.

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a man holding a stuffed animal: Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee's daughter Azaylia Diamond died on April 24 following a months-long battle with leukemia © Ashley Cain/Instagram Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee's daughter Azaylia Diamond died on April 24 following a months-long battle with leukemia

Meanwhile, on her own Instagram Story, Cain's girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee shared a photograph of the pair's late daughter, writing "so beautiful I think about you all day and night."

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Last weekend, Cain revealed the tragic news that his daughter died. "Rest In Paradise Princess ???????????? I will always hold you in my heart until I can hold you again in heaven ❤️???? #AzayliaDiamondCain," he wrote on Instagram.

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"You are my Angel my heartbeat my soul, RIP my precious baby, you will always be with me like a handprint on my heart," Vorajee wrote in her own tribute.

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Cain first shared news of Azaylia's leukemia diagnosis in October, revealing that his then-2-month-old baby girl had "a very rare and aggressive form" of cancer.

In February, Cain said the family was "urgently informed that Azaylia's leukemia had returned" moments before she was due to leave the hospital after a stem-cell transplantation.

Shortly before her Azaylia's death, Cain was told to "make the most" of his time with his daughter by doctors who told him that the infant was nearing her final days.

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On Friday, Vorajee also reflected on the heartbreak she feels.

"Trying to get myself out of bed in the morning has never felt so hard," Vorajee wrote on social media. "The pain that hits me when my eyes open is unbearable, I just want this all to have been a dream. I miss you Azaylia ????????????."

"1 week today this was all happening, ???? ," she added alongside another photo of the pair together. "You are so incredible Azaylia, you have changed My life ???? Honestly I feel so proud of you, I am lost without you but I [know] your with me close all the time ????."

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Ashley Cain is paying tribute to his late daughter, Azaylia Diamond, a month following her tragic passing. Read his special message below.The Challenge star took to Instagram to share that his baby girl would've turned 9 months old today, May 10.

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