Grieving Lisa Curry shares a previously unseen photo of her late daughter Jaimi, 33, as she admits she still ‘feels empty’ following the tragedy
Former Olympian Lisa Curry has penned a heartbreaking tribute to her daughter Jaimi Kenny, following her tragic death in September.
On Monday, Lisa, 58, shared a previously unseen photo to Instagram of her eldest child smiling at the park.
‘I miss my baby girl… it’s so quiet without her,’ Lisa began her gut-wrenching caption.
Heartbreaking: Grieving Lisa Curry, 58, penned an emotional tribute to her ‘baby girl’ Jaimi (pictured) admitting that she ‘feels empty’ following her tragic death in September
‘Each day seems a bit of a blur but I get through it … feeling empty,’ she added.
Lisa said her mind often wanders these days as she thinks of ways she could have possibly helped her daughter overcome her demons.
‘It’s hard to even think.. my mind consumed as to what else I could have done to help. My beautiful Jaimi,’ she wrote.
Upset: ‘I miss my baby girl… it’s so quiet without her,’ Lisa began in the gut-wrenching post about her daughter. Adding her mind wanders as to how she could have helped her more
Jaimi died on September 14 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, after a long battle with alcoholism and an eating disorder.
In October, Lisa revealed some of the warning signs she noticed in her daughter’s behaviour prior to her death.
In posts shared to the ‘Happy Hormones’ Facebook group, Lisa explained that Jaimi had struggled with her health for years after being diagnosed with a ‘chemical imbalance’ aged 15.
Grief: Lisa said last month ‘sleeping at night has been difficult’ following the tragic death of her daughter Jaimi (both pictured)
‘Sometimes, an individual, even adults like us, can disregard little red flags, thinking it doesn’t matter or won’t matter,’ the grieving mother wrote.
‘I know people want to know why and how [Jaimi died], but it’s not important at this time, or maybe ever, I don’t know.’
‘What I will say though is that Jeff diagnosed her with a chemical imbalance 18 years ago when we started to see some tiny red flags,’ she added, referring to Jeff Butterworth, a naturopath who specialises in hormonal disorders.
Sadness: It comes after Jaimi Kenny died on September 14 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, after a long battle with alcoholism and an eating disorder. She was 33
The former competitive swimmer begged other parents in the Facebook group not to ignore the warning signs like she had with Jaimi.
These ‘red flags’ included making bad food choices, being inactive, handling stressful situations poorly and spending time with ‘toxic people’.
‘Don’t wait until it’s too late to make changes… do it now while you can… starting right now,’ she wrote. ‘Recognise the little red flags. Don’t live your life in turmoil, regret or guilt.’
For free and confidential support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Butterfly Foundation for eating disorder concerns on 1800 ED HOPE
Warning signs: In a warning to other parents, Lisa revealed some of the ‘red flags’ she noticed in Jaimi’s (left) behaviour prior to her death. Pictured with her sister Morgan Gruell (right)
Too late: These ‘red flags’ included making bad food choices, being inactive, handling stressful situations poorly and spending time with ‘toxic people’