Peterborough city centre lights up in support of Azaylia Cain’s Leukemia battle

Peterborough’s city centre was lit up last night in support of eight-month-old Azaylia Cain’s battle with Leukemia.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 1:23 pm

The story of Azaylia Cain’s battle with a rare form of Leukemia (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) has touched the nation in recent months.

Azaylia Diamond Cain is the daughter of ex-Coventry City and Mansfield footballer and reality TV star Ashley Cain and his partner Safiyya Vorajee. The pair celebrated the birth of Azaylia in August 2020 but just two months later she was diagnosed with AML Leukemia.

At the time, doctors warned the couple that there was a high probability that she wouldn’t survive past the first round of chemotherapy due to the aggressiveness and rareness of her disease combined with her age.

She has since battled through four rounds and a bone marrow transplant but the family were told, after the transplant, that she had relapsed and that the only chance of saving her was through a potentially life-saving treatment in Singapore.

Within 16 hours, the couple managed to raise over £1million pounds through crowdfunding, having gained a wide following by documenting Azaylia’s journey on Instagram.

Their hopes were shattered though when doctors in the UK discovered tumours throughout Azaylia’s body, including her brain and spleen, which meant specialists in Singapore could no longer help.

The family have been told they could have just days left with their little girl.

In response to Azaylia’s story, landmarks across the world, including the London Eye, Niagara Falls and Blackpool Tower, have been lit up to show their support to Azaylia and her family.

Last night (April 21) Peterborough joined in with this with trees along Bridge Street and the fountains in front of Peterborough Guildhall lit up.

The lights also coincided with World AML day which was also on Wednesday.

To find out more about Azaylia’s story follow mrashleycain on Instagram or visit uk.gofundme.com/f/2bkvteau1c.

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