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Lisa Curry ‘still feels Jaimi will come home’ in heartbreaking post about trying to find peace

Former Olympian Lisa Curry has penned a heartbreaking post about ‘trying to find peace’, following the tragic death of her daughter Jaimi Kenny in September.

On Thursday, the 58-year-old shared a picture of her and her husband Mark Tabone looking out the windscreen of his vintage car.

‘Trying to find peace and a quiet mind,’ she began the gut-wrenching caption. 

Touching: Former Olympian Lisa Curry has penned a heartbreaking post about ‘trying to find peace’, following the tragic death of her daughter Jaimi Kenny in September

Lisa said that she finds moments of ‘reprieve’ when she’s with her husband and family including her two children, Morgan Gruell and Jett Kenny, her grandchildren, Flynn and Taj as well as the pet dog Mali. 

‘I have brief glimpses of reprieve… 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,’ she added.  

Heartbreaking: Lisa said that she finds moments of 'reprieve' when she is with her husband (left) and family including her two children, Morgan Gruell and Jett Kenny, her grandchildren, Flynn and Taj, and the pet dog Mali. Pictured with Jaimi

Heartbreaking: Lisa said that she finds moments of ‘reprieve’ when she is with her husband (left) and family including her two children, Morgan Gruell and Jett Kenny, her grandchildren, Flynn and Taj, and the pet dog Mali. Pictured with Jaimi

However, the mother admitted that thoughts of her daughter ‘come flooding back’ and her death ‘still doesn’t seem real’.  

‘And then… of course … the thoughts and feelings quickly come flooding back … consuming me… it still doesn’t seem real,’ she wrote. 

‘It still feels like Jaimi will come home. She always did.’ 

Grief: Jaimi died on September 14 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, after a long battle with alcoholism and an eating disorder

Grief: Jaimi died on September 14 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, after a long battle with alcoholism and an eating disorder

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. 

History: 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

History: 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

‘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. 

Warning signs: In a warning to other parents in October, Lisa revealed some of the 'red flags' she noticed in Jaimi's (left) behaviour prior to her death. Pictured with her sister Morgan Gruell

Warning signs: In a warning to other parents in October, Lisa revealed some of the ‘red flags’ she noticed in Jaimi’s (left) behaviour prior to her death. Pictured with her sister Morgan Gruell

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

Too late: These 'red flags' included making bad food choices, being inactive, handling stressful situations poorly and spending time with 'toxic people'

Too late: These ‘red flags’ included making bad food choices, being inactive, handling stressful situations poorly and spending time with ‘toxic people’


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