Ashley Cain, a former soccer player who starred on "The Challenge," revealed that his baby daughter has just "days to live" amid her fight with leukemia.
The MTV alum posted a series of heartbreaking images and videos to his social media on April 9 that showed his daughter, Azaylia.
"Azaylia's last bath in hospital, before we take her home where she belongs," he captioned several Instagram photos of the little one hooked up to tubes. "9 days ago consultants told us my daughter had 1-2 days to live, but thought she may pass that evening. Even with a barbaric disease consuming her blood, tumors in her brain and organs and amounts of pain I cannot imagine… She is still battling through 9 days later, with parts of the day with nothing but smiles despite her discomfort."
Ashley, whom he shares with his partner, Safiyya Vorajee, marveled at the strength of the little girl.
"Even through the hardest and saddest time of my life, she has found a way to make it better, he wrote. "She has shined light on the darkest of days and she has opened my heart to amounts of love I couldn't believe possible!"
Azaylia, he said, was his "hero."
Last October, Azaylia was diagnosed with a "rare and aggressive" form of leukemia, Ashley said at the time. He's often given updates about her condition on Instagram since then. In a 10-minute video posted on April 8, the former United Kingdom soccer star said of his daughter, "She's one in a trillion, but unfortunately, so is her disease. We're going back home, and we're going to give, we're going to try and make our baby as comfortable as possible. And we're going to have as much fun as we can with her as possible."
Safiyya also posted several gut-wrenching messages and shared videos of the couple taking their daughter home in an ambulance on April 9.
"With a heavy painful heart i share the saddest news of my life," she wrote on Instagram this week. "After Azaylia's CT and ultrasound scan we have been informed by consultants that they have found tumours in Azaylia's brain, but also in her kidneys, liver, lungs and spleen. Consultants said there is no way to tackle the tumours on her brain because of the high pressure in her head. Her chemotherapy is also not reducing the disease in her blood anymore because it is that aggressive."
"Today we also found out that Singapore has not been able to create a CART treatment to cure Azaylia because of the rarity and aggressiveness of her leukemia. This was our last, our only and our final option to save Azaylia and her disease was even too complex for them. So we will be now returning home with our beautiful baby to give her the best possible time left that we can," she said. "I am so proud of my baby girl she has been fighting for so so long, and doesn't deserve this to happen to her! there isn't enough words out there to describe the heartache & pain I'm feeling but I'm incredibly honoured to have become a mummy to my precious girl."
A couple set up a GoFundMe page to help with their mounting medical bills.