X FACTOR star Scarlett Lee has revealed she’s releasing a cover song today in tribute to Ashley Cain’s terminally ill daughter Azyalia.
The singer, who finished runner-up on the competition in 2018, praised Ashley and girlfriend Safiyya for the care they’ve given their baby daughter, who has a rare form of leukaemia.
X Factor’s Scarlett Lee is recording a song for Azaylia CainCredit: Rex Features
Alongside a picture of the eight-month-old, Scarlett, 23, wrote on Instagram: “‘How Can Someone you have never met have such a impact on your life’ Azaylia you are the reason, I haven’t stopped thinking and praying and crying and smiling because of you!
“Your beautiful little face lights up everyone’s world. @mrashleycain @miss_safiyya_ You Guys Need a medal, your strength and love for your daughter is outstanding I pray that god heals our little princess! You princess are the people’s princess❤️ please whoever reads this PRAY for a healing how can life be so cruel.. “
Revealing she’s been inundated with requests to record a song for Azaylia, Scarlett told the time was now right to do it.
She continued: “I have been asked a ton of times to record a cover and of course I was going to.. it will be up tomorrow. Keep fighting champ you got this and you got a whole lot of us here fighting with you too..❤️ #azaliya #letsgochamp.”
Last night Safiyya took to Instagram to reveal Azaylia is “struggling to open her eyes” because they are so swollen.
The heartbroken parents were told that doctors can no longer treat their daughter’s leukaemiaCredit: Instagram
Safiyya updated followers on Instagram last night
The worried parents sought advice from their community nurse on how to combat the fluid retention – two weeks after being given the news that their eight-month-old daughter’s leukaemia is terminal.
Safiyya could be seen cradling her little girl as she explained to followers: “Azaylia’s got really, really swollen eyes today and we’ve been told by our community nurses to put some cold compresses on them and get them down again so she can open her eyes, bless her.
“She’s really, really struggling today.”
The brave little girl is struggling with fluid retention
The brave mum added in the caption that they have also been told to turn Azaylia’s feed down to stop fluid retention.
She wrote: “No words can compare to how proud I am of you Azaylia, being a mummy has changed my life and this journey has humbled me & made me appreciate the true meaning to life & at number 1 is health 🙏🏼❤️
Safiyya paid touching tribute to her daughter yesterday
“The day me and Daddy was blessed with you Azaylia was the best day of our life’s, you have bought us happiness every single day, despite what we are faced with we made you a promise from the day you was born & told you again in intensive care and that was to give you 100% your whole life & that promise will never be broken.❤️
“Following our love as parents is family, friends and the rest of the world, Thankyou for loving my baby 🧡 to see the amazing talented pics, videos, and the whole world being lightened up for Azaylia is beautiful honestly it brings me warmth and gratitude to you all and as I can’t thank you all individually my love and gratitude is with each and everyone of you.
“Thank you for showing the universe how special Azaylia is 🧡🧡🧡 MY HERO 🧡🧡🧡”
Azaylia is just eight-months-oldCredit: instagram
Safiyya and Ashley welcomed Azaylia in August of last year, but were left devastated just eight weeks later when they were told that she had leukaemia.
They have documented much of her fight on their Instagram pages, and told how they hope to make their little girl’s time with them as full of fun, love, and happiness as possible.
Earlier this week, Safiyya revealed that “struggling” Azaylia is now on oxygen at home after she was rushed to hospital again.
She previously told how the tot has lost movement in half of her face due to tumours on her brain.
Last month, Ashley and Safiyya raised over £1 million to take Azaylia to Singapore in a last-ditch attempt to save her life – but were left devastated when they were told the specialists in the country could not help.
They are making their final days with Azaylia as special as possibleCredit: instagram
Doctors in the UK then discovered tumours throughout Azaylia’s body, including her brain and spleen, and delivered the heartbreaking news that they’d run out of options to treat her.
The parents have now taken their little girl home from hospital, but still have regular trips back into A&E to keep Azaylia comfortable, with the eight month old having blood transfusions after crying blood, and bleeding from her nose.
Safiyya has also revealed purple bruises all over Azaylia’s body as the leukaemia prevents her blood from clotting.
Through her brave fight, Azaylia has won the hearts of the nation, and has been nominated for a Pride of Britain award – with people across the UK also taking to their doorsteps to “Clap for Azaylia” earlier this week.
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