Ashley Cain Speaks up after Her 8-Month-Old Daughter's Funeral

Laura Beatham
May 26, 2021
04:20 P.M.

Ashley Cain opened up and reflected on his eight-month-old daughter's funeral this week in a heartbreaking post on his Instagram.


Former soccer player Ashley Cain opened up about the experience of having a funeral for his eight-month-old daughter, Azaylia, who passed away at the end of April this year.

Cain shared a series of powerful photos from the funeral service last Friday on social media. He reflected on the ceremony and the passing of his little one in the caption of the Instagram post.

Ashley Cain and his girlfriend, Safiyya Vorajee, speaking at their daughter Azaylia's funeral. | Photo: Instagram/meashleycain

Ashley Cain and his girlfriend, Safiyya Vorajee, speaking at their daughter Azaylia's funeral. | Photo: Instagram/meashleycain

The photos are incredibly moving as they show a few personal moments at the funeral, including a photo of himself and his girlfriend, Azaylia's mother, Safiyya Vorajee, looking down at their baby's coffin.

Another photo showed Azaylia's coffin being carried into the ground, while other photos showed the mourning parents talking at her funeral, which was decorated with balloons and a lion statue. Cain started his emotional tribute with:


"We shared so many tears, sadness, and broken hearts on Friday. The day I buried my daughter, something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy."


Cain added that the weight of his daughter's passing had not fully sunk in yet and that he did not think it ever would. He explained that although the funeral was incredibly devastating, it was also a beautiful moment.

During the funeral, the family and Azaylia's parents reflected and remembered what an amazing child she had been and remembered the positive and pure energy she radiated throughout her life.

He explained that the $2.2 million raised would be used to cover the funeral costs.


The grieving father wrote that he would do anything to bring his daughter back, as she had meant so much to him. However, he is proud that they could provide her with a send-off that she deserved.

Cain thanked his friends and fans who helped make the day special and those who continued to support his family through this difficult time. He ended off his Instagram post with:

"Azaylia, we love you and we miss you so so much baby. MY CHAMPION 👼🏼."


Cain shared with his Instagram followers that Azaylia has passed away on April 24, 2021, after a long battle with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. Cain has been sharing updating of his daughter's journey on Instagram.

Cain and Vorajee had previously set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of a potential treatment. However, following her death, Cain shared that the money would be used in other ways.


He explained that the $2.2 million raised would be used to cover the funeral costs, and the remainder would be going to fight childhood cancer in Azaylia's honor. The couple is setting up a charity in Azaylia's name.

Cain revealed in October 2020 that Azaylia was diagnosed with leukemia that came with many complications. In April, the family was told that she would pass away within a day or two. They decided to take her home on April 9.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Naomi Judd Raised 2 Daughters on Nurse’s Salary & without Electricity — She Got Estranged from One before Death

December 28, 2023

Superman Star Dean Cain Won Sole Custody of His Son & Gave Up a Lucrative Job to Raise Him

December 08, 2023

NFL Reporter Loses His 2-Year-Old Daughter While Holding Her Hand

January 24, 2024

Single Mom Puts Her Boss in His Place after He Refused to Give a Day off on Her Daughter’s Birthday

December 06, 2023

Gary Fryklind Is 'Shadow & Bone' Producer Daegan Fryklind's Late Father

December 07, 2023

Dean Cain from 'Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman' Appears in Public: 'He Still Looks Good'

December 01, 2023

Roseanne Barr’s Ex-husband Is Now a Happy Dad & Shows How Much His Daughter Has Grown in IG Post

December 18, 2023

Rare Photo of 8-Week-Old Late Princess Diana in Mother's Arms Revealed – Fans Amazed by Their Resemblance

January 22, 2024

I Heard My Aunt's Plan to Get My Father's Inheritance and Made Her Regret It

February 16, 2024

Groom Widowed a Few Minutes after Leaving Wedding Reception – Now Bride's Mom Files Motion Against Him

December 08, 2023

This Girl, Whom Michael Jackson Wanted to Adopt a Child with & Liam Neeson Proposed to Twice, Married a ‘Funny’ Man

November 09, 2023

Matt LeBlanc Left Public Life to Be with Daughter Who Was Diagnosed 'With a Problem with Her Head'

November 15, 2023

Family Gathered for Old Businessman's Funeral Shocked as They Hear His Voice Emerge from the Coffin – Story of the Day

January 26, 2024

Ali MacGraw Pays Tribute to Ryan O'Neal — Inside Their Relationship 53 Years since 'Love Story'

December 12, 2023