Azaylia Cain’s mum shares grief battle

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Azaylia Cain's devastated mum Safiyya Vorajee has opened up about her struggle dealing with the death of her baby daughter, who died from a rare form of leukaemia last month aged just eight months.

The heartbroken young mother took to Instagram telling her followers that she'd had "such a bad day today" followed by a crying emoji.

Safiyya and her partner, 30-year-old reality star Ashley Cain, laid Azaylia to rest last month and the pain is clearly still extremely raw.

In her Instagram post Safiyya said: "Cried and felt so lost without my little girl. Grief, anxiety and depression can swallow you up. This is why I have to get up and get going straight away, I don't hurt any less by keeping motivated.

"I know Azaylia would want me to keep going like her."

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Azaylia's dad Ashley, who was once a professional footballer, has opened up about the touching reason he makes the bed every day since Azaylia's death.

Azaylia Cain died aged just 8 months

Reflecting on his own small tribute to his daughter, he wrote on Instagram : "I’ve never been someone to make the bed, I always left it messy.

"This morning Saf told me that she was speaking to someone and told them that since Azaylia went to heaven, I’ve made the bed every day without fail.

"This is the reason why."

Azaylia Cain's mum has opened up about struggling to cope since losing her daughter to leukaemia

He went on to share a short video of his beautiful bed sheets, zooming out of baby Azaylia’s adorable smiley face portrayed on the piece of textile.

Following the touching tribute, Ashley wrote: “We have a south-facing garden which shines light through the bedroom window.

“So I make the bed and open the blinds so Azaylia can look at the beautiful sky all day.”

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Speaking from her bed on Instagram Stories last month, Safiyya shared her heartbreak saying: “My heart is aching so much. Honestly, it’s literally throbbing.

“I wake up and then I can’t get back to sleep because I am just thinking about my little baby and I just wish that I had her here with me in my arms, lying in bed.”

She added: “It’s just literally heartbreaking. I feel so sad.”

She wrote on Instagram: “Azaylia deserved to have the most beautiful send off we could give her, and we did that, we celebrated everything she loved because she is watching us, I wanted to do her proud.

“I did a speech and spoke about how u made me a women, u inspire me everyday.

Ashley Cain shared touching Azaylia tribute

“Thank you for teaching me unconditional love and so much more I’m so proud of you Azaylia your mummys hero.”

She added: “We will be together one day for eternity, sleep tight princess mummy loves you with all my heart.”

Heartbroken dad Ashley also paid tribute to his daughter online.

He wrote: “Laying to rest my beautiful daughter who had such a huge, positive and powerful impact on not only myself and my family, but the entire world.”

He added: “Rest in eternal paradise princess. Daddy loves you forever and always!”

The couple have shared their plans to launch a charity in the memory of their daughter, with funds raised to help treat other children suffering from cancer.