Ashley Cain Honors Late Daughter: You Were My Champion!

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Ashley Cain has shared a heart-shattering tribute to his late daughter on Instagram.

In a moving Instagram post on Monday, The Challenge cast member honored little Azaylia by sharing a throwback video of himself playing with his baby girl.

Azaylia tragically died of leukemia on April 24 at just 8 months old.

Cain did so in honor of what would have been her ninth-month old birthday.

Ashley Cain and Late Daughter

He made what must have been a nearly impossible tribute post.

"Today Azaylia turned 9 months old in heaven," Cain began in the caption.

"I'm finding it hard to look through photos and videos at the moment," he confessed.

Ashley Cain Picture

"So I blindly scrolled through," Cain detailed.

"And posted the first video my finger landed on," he admitted.

"And what an beautiful video it was!"

Ashley Cain holds his baby's hand

Cain and girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee both confirmed their infant's passing late last month.

This confirmation came following an October diagnosis.

And, of course, following many months' worth of keeping social media followers aware of her status.

cain video

Added Cain on Monday:

"What a strong, clever, brave and beautiful little girl you were."

He praised his late baby girl: "My champion, my hero... MY INSPIRATION!"

Ashley Cain admires the orange sunset

He tagged the photo: "#AzayliaDiamondCain."

Cain concluded his post: "FOREVER IN MY HEART."

That was not the only way that he marked the memory of the baby girl.

Ashley Cain and Fam

Cain also wrote on his Instagram Stories about how he memorialized Azaylia.

He shared that he and Vorajee have "lit candle at home so we can celebrate" their daughter's life.

"I LOVE YOU CHAMP," the reality star wrote alongside a video set to The Lion King's "Circle of Life."

Ashley Cain and Family

The video featured a corner of the house decorated with flowers and photos of Azaylia.

On her own Instagram account, Vorajee captioned pictures of Azaylia as follows:

"9 Months today 👼🙏🏽🧡."

candle for daughter

Relatedly, Vorajee also posted a video of rainbow she had spotted while driving home.

She remarked on it while writing in a message addressed to her little girl.

:"You show us a rainbow to let us no your here," her post began.

Ashley Cain sees something in the clouds

"Azaylia you are powerful, beautiful and incredible," she praised.

"You fill my soul when you show me these signs that we ask for," Vorajee expressed.

"I'm so proud of you princess I love you so so much."


Cain and Vorajee recently announced how they plan using part of the more than $2.2 million raised for Azaylia's treatment.

They will be using that money to start a charity in their late child's name.

They confirrmed as much via GoFundMe on Saturday.

Ashley Cain with the stroller

In the GoFundMe update post, they wrote:

"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."

They wrote that it was "something that we believe you would all want to be a part of."

Ashley Cain, Daughter

"Secondly, we will use the remaining money to help other children through a new charity we are setting up in Azaylia's name," they continued.

"She has guided us throughout this process," they shared.

"And it only feels right that we continue to use the platform we built together to help those in similar situations."

Ashley Cain, Family

The grieving mother and father then thanked everyone who donated and showed support.

They also noted that the funds needed for Azaylia's potential treatment in Singapore were raised in the first 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," they explained.

Ashley Cain, Baby

A few weeks before she passed, Cain revealed that Azaylia had "days to live."

Doctors had found cancerous tumors throughout her body.

"What we saw during our time fighting this monster has changed us forever," Cain and Vorajee wrote over the weekend.

Ashley Cain updates GoFundMe 8 May 2021

"And we will spend the rest of our lives spreading Azaylia's message of hope and strength to all those who need it," they vowed.

"We will ensure she lives on until the day we are able to hold her again in paradise."

That is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

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