Reality TV star Ashley Cain has taken to social media to share his heartfelt appreciation to those who have donated to his daughter’s potentially life-saving leukaemia treatment.
The 30-year-old emotionally reached out to his followers to help raise £1 million to help pay for his seven-month-old daughter’s specialist treatment for a rare and aggressive form of cancer known as acute myeloid leukaemia.
He set up a GoFundMe page to try to get little Azaylia the treatment in Singapore and he smashed his target within hours.
Celebrities such as Kate Ferdinand and Molly-Mae Hague have donated to the worthy cause.
And the former Ex On The Beach star has shared a follow-up video to his social media accounts telling his fans he is “eternally grateful” for the support shown.
He said: “I am absolutely lost for words. I’m overwhelmed at the sheer amount of support that you guys have given us.
“People have shared the post, donated – honestly the amount of kindness that you’ve shown, the amount you have helped us, it’s just incredible. Me and my family are eternally grateful to you guys!”
He revealed that he hadn’t realised the extent of the fundraising until later on Sunday night because he’d had the “busiest day with consultants and doctors and nurses on the phone to pharmaceutical companies, looking after Azaylia”.
He continued: “I went on my phone to see thousands of messages, I thought they were going to say we were close but the fact that we’ve hit it and we’re way above is just incredible! So listen guys thank you! Thank you so much!”
It comes just days after the star admitted he was “broken” because of the latest downturn in his daughter’s battle with leukaemia.
He said on Friday that he and partner Safiyya Vorajee were devastated as they had been left with “very few options” in hoping their daughter beats the illness.
The latest fundraising efforts will go towards what Ashley said is the “only option” to save his daughter’s life.
They will fly Azaylia to Singapore for CAR-T therapy plus a haplo transplant, for a minimum period of one year.
He explained how they may have to fly within weeks due to the aggressive nature of the disease.
He said: “This treatment and associated expenses will be in excess of 1 million pounds with an initial deposit of £500,000 just to be accepted into the hospital and onto the program.”
At the time of writing, the GoFundMe page had raised more than £1.4 million from over 100,000 supporters.