Lisa Curry still feels her late daughter Jaimi 'will come home'

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·4-min read

Former Olympian Lisa Curry has shared a heartbreaking post about her late daughter Jaimi Kenny, who passed away in September.

The 58-year-old wrote that she "still feels like Jaimi will come home" as "she always did".

Lisa Curry and daughter Jaimi Kenny
Lisa Curry has share a heartbreaking post about her late daughter Jaimi, saying she still feels she "will come home". Photo: Instagram/LisaCurry

Taking to Instagram, Lisa, who shared Jaimi with ex-husband Grant Kenny, shared she was "trying to find peace and a quiet mind".

"I have brief glimpses of reprieve," she wrote. "Moments where I think of nothing but what is in front of me, like a nice drive with my hubby, holding my new grandson, playing with Flynn, throwing the frisbee with Mali, being with Morgan and Jett, riding the mower, trying to work.

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"And then... of course ... the thoughts and feelings quickly come flooding back ... consuming me... it still doesn’t seem real. It still feels like Jaimi will come home. She always did."

Jaimi tragically passed away at Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a long battle with an unnamed illness, with Lisa later revealing Jaimi had been diagnosed with a ‘chemical imbalance’ as a teenager.

Lisa Curry in car
Lisa has been heartbroken ever since Jaimi's passing, and shared this photo of herself "trying to find peace and a quiet mind". Photo: Instagram/LisaCurry

The eldest daughter of Lisa and Grant suffered from an eating disorder and alcohol problems, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that she was also left “heartbroken and traumatised” when the love of her life, Lachy Crossley, died suddenly in 2017.

At the beginning of October, Lisa opened up about the ‘red flags’ she saw in Jaimi before her tragic death.

"I know people want to know why and how, but it’s not important at this time, or maybe ever, I don’t know," she said in a post published in the Happy Hormones Facebook group.

Lisa said the diagnosis came 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’s post continued, urging people not to ignore the signs that she said could "add up to slowly erode your whole being".

Jaimi passed away in September following a long battle with an unnamed illness. Photo: Instagram/LisaCurry
Jaimi passed away in September following a long battle with an unnamed illness. Photo: Instagram/LisaCurry

"To the point where you may only be existing and not really living,” she said.

Lisa 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.

“Don’t wait until it’s too late to make changes … do it now while you can … starting right now,” she said.

“Recognise the little red flags. Don’t live your life in turmoil, regret or guilt.”

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 described the pain of losing Jaimi as "unbearable". Photo: Instagram/LisaCurry
Lisa described the pain of losing Jaimi as "unbearable". Photo: Instagram/LisaCurry

Lisa and Grant 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.

With additional reporting by Kristine Tarbert.

Mental health support for yourself or a loved one can be found by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800. Online support is available via Beyond Blue.

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