Ashley Cain's daughter Azaylia is surrounded by extended family in sweet portrait shared by mum Safiyya

ASHLEY Cain and girlfriend Safiyya's daughter Azaylia was surrounded by extended family as they posed for a sweet portrait.

The 30-year-old former footballer held his beautiful daughter close to his chest as they smiled for the heartwarming photo.

The family gathered together to be part of the snap with adorable eight-month-old Azaylia.

Safiyya took to social media to share the moving post, along with the caption "family".

Yesterday Safiyya revealed that severe swelling on her daughter's face is preventing her from opening her eyes – and they'd sought help from community nurses.

She had a cold compress remedy as her kidneys struggle to drain fluid due to her terminal leukaemia.

The brave mum took to her Instagram story to update followers on how the little girl's eyes are doing, sharing a video of Azaylia laying with a cold compress across them to try and help drain some fluid.

Azaylia appeared peaceful and relaxed in the clip, with Safiyya saying that she was trying to make it feel like a "spa".

She shared: "I've woken Azaylia up with a nice little cold compression, and she's having a little spa – aren't you, baby?"

Safiyya added the caption: "Nice cold compression to cool Azaylia's eyes as her kidneys are finding it difficult to drain the fluid. I hope this feels nice for you, baby."

Yesterday, Azaylia was treated to a stunning airplane display above her family home – with Ashley taking to his own social media page later to share his fears for his little girl.

The star looked emotional as he spoke candidly about Azaylia's illness – also thanking fans for their ongoing support.

He said: "I just wanted to say, I'm overwhelmed and grateful for all of the love and support and tributes that are going out for my daughter – it's absolutely incredible.

"Truthfully though, I can't really put into words how I'm feeling – I'm scared, I'm worried, I'm nervous, I'm anxious, all of the time.

"But I'm getting my strength from being the best me I can be for my daughter right now and currently she's still here, she's still breathing, and she's still in the game."

Ashley signed off: "Let's go champ, thank you guys."

Safiyya and Ashley welcomed Azaylia in August 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 Azaylia 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.

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