Lisa Curry has celebrated her son Jett Kenny’s 26th birthday by sharing a touching post to Instagram, just two months since the tragic death of her daughter, Jaimi.
“Happy Birthday to my beautiful boy. 26 years and 1 hour ago you came into this world - all 10lb 3 oz of you,” the proud mum gushed on Monday.
“Thank you for making that birth so memorable!! Jett, we are all so proud of you ...you’re a fabulous young man and we all love you so much xxx Have a lovely day @jettkenny,” she added.
The Olympian, 58, shared a sweet family photo of herself with birthday boy Jett, her daughter Morgan and son-in-law Ryan Gruell, her two grandchildren and her ex-husband Grant Kenny.
In the snap, a beaming Lisa holds her youngest grandchild, Taj Grant Gruell, who arrived on November 5 while sporting a white t-shirt emblazoned with Jaimi’s smiling face.
Many of the I’m A Celebrity star’s followers piped up in the comments to wish Jett a happy day and complement Lisa’s top.
“Happy Birthday Jett. What a beautiful top Lisa xxx,” one wrote.
“Love your top, absolutely perfect for this photo,” added another.
Jaimi’s ‘red flags’
Lisa’s bittersweet post comes after she opened up about the “red flags” she saw in her daughter Jaimi in the years before her sad passing in September, urging people not to ignore their own.
In a post published in the Happy Hormones Facebook group, Lisa revealed her daughter had been diagnosed with a ‘chemical imbalance’ 18 years ago, which is when they started to see some “tiny red flags”.
“Sometimes, an individual, even adults like us, can disregard little red flags, thinking it doesn’t matter or won’t matter,” Lisa explained, urging people not to ignore the signs that she said could “add up to slowly erode your whole being”.
“To the point where you may only be existing and not really living,” she said.
The swimming legend called some of the warning signs “life’s small neglects” — such as being inactive, being around toxic people, poor food choices and how you interact with others.
In her emotional post, the mother said the whole situation still “doesn’t seem real”.
“We held Jaimi when she took her first breath and we held her as she took her last. I still can’t believe it, it doesn’t seem real,” she wrote.
“It’s given me the heaviest heart. Some days I can’t even get out of bed or function.”
Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny announced the tragic the death of their daughter in a statement published by The Courier Mail last month.
“Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself,” the statement read.
“Our hearts are broken and the pain is immense but we must move forward cherishing every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured first child.”
A day later, Lisa shared her own emotional tribute to her late daughter, describing the loss as ‘unbearable’.
“Our hearts are broken and the pain is unbearable but we cherish every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured and so loved first child,” she posted on Instagram.
Additional reporting by Kristine Tarbert.
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