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Hundreds of people lined the streets of Nuneaton on Friday to pay tribute to Azaylia Cain whose brave battle against a rare form of leukaemia captured hearts around the world.
Azaylia died on 24th April at just eight months old after she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at 8 weeks old. Azaylia's parents, Ex on the Beach star Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee shared the little one's journey right up to her final days.
In honour of Azaylia, hundreds of members of the public lined the streets and some carried orange flowers with them, which is the colour of leukaemia awareness. Ashley also wore an orange tie and a handkerchief in honour of his late daughter.
A horse drawn carriage carried Azaylia along her final journey to a local church where Ashley, Safiyya and other close members of the family and friends began the funeral service privately.
Azaylia was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at just eight weeks after she born in August last year.
In the months that followed, Ashley and Safiyya raised more than £1.5 million for Azaylia's cancer treatment fund. They intended to take their daughter to Singapore to undergo life saving CAR T-cell therapy, but they were dealt a devastating blow when the hospital informed that the treatment was no longer an option because her cancer was so rare.
Ashley and Safiyya were allowed to take Azaylia home from the hospital for good towards the beginning of April, to be made 'comfortable' in her final days, after the news that her cancer had progressed too much for any more treatment in the UK.
However, she sadly went back and forth between home and the hospital in her final days and was put on oxygen and she had to have emergency treatment due to her being unable to feed through her nasogastric (NG) tube.
Thousands of people also called for brave Azaylia to be nominated for a Pride Of Britain award which celebrates and honours the UK's unsung heroes.
Our thoughts are with Azaylia's family.
For help, support or more information, please contact Blood Cancer UK https://bloodcancer.org.uk/
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