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Lisa Curry’s gut-wrenching confession: “It still feels like Jaimi will come home”

The Olympian is struggling to find peace after the death of her daughter.
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It’s been more than two months since her eldest daughter Jaimi Kenny passed away aged 33, but Lisa Curry has shared a heartbreaking confession about her struggle to “find peace” in the wake of the tragedy.

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On Thursday, the former Olympic swimmer, 58, shared a photo of her and her husband Mark Tabone driving in his vintage car, looking out to the road ahead.
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“It still doesn’t seem real.” Lisa (pictured) is having a hard time coping with her grief. (Credit: Instagram)
“Trying to find peace and a quiet mind,” she captioned it. “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.”
It’s then, she explained, that thoughts of her first-born come “flooding back.”

“It still doesn’t seem real,” she continued. “It still feels like Jaimi will come home. She always did.”

The update comes just a few weeks after Lisa told her 96.4k followers that she feels “empty” since Jaimi’s passing.

“I miss my baby girl… it’s so quiet without her,” Lisa penned, alongside a photo of Jaimi in a chic black dress.

“Each day seems a bit of a blurr but I get through it … feeling empty.. it’s hard to even think.. my mind consumed as to what else I could have done to help… My beautiful Jaimi,” she added followed by the hashtag, #mondaymorningmemories.

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“I miss my baby girl… it’s so quiet without her,” Lisa wrote. (Credit: Instagram)

Lisa’s followers showed their support in the comments and urged the grieving mum to not blame herself. 

“So heartbreaking for you, there are no right or wrong answers in this life be kind to your self, Jaimi will always be with you,” one wrote.

“Thinking of you Lisa, no other love like a mother’s love, there was nothing else to be done, you done everything you could of done, leave it and move forwards XoX,” penned another.

Though the family have not spoken publicly about Jaimi’s cause of death, Lisa revealed at the time that her daughter “lost her battle with a long-term illness” and thanked the health professionals who helped with Jaimi’s treatment. 

“We thank all the paramedics, support staff and the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to give us the extra time we were able to spend with Jaimi,” Lisa wrote on Instagram.

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital is close to the End ED clinic where Jaimi underwent treatment for an eating disorder for several years.

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Jaimi Kenny “lost her battle with a long-term illness” in September (Credit: Instagram)

Jaimi Kenny, whom Lisa shares with her ex Grant Kenny, passed away in September, and Lisa explained that her eldest daughter was diagnosed with a “chemical imbalance” when she was 15 and she and the family started to see some tiny red flags.”

Posting in the Happy Hormones Facebook page, Lisa explained that red flags could be making bad food choices, being inactive, handling stressful situations poorly and spending time with toxic people”.

“Over time, all these little things, and others, add up to slowly erode your whole being… to the point where you may only be existing and not really living,” she wrote. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late to make changes… do it now while you can… starting right now. Recognise the little red flags. Don’t live your life in turmoil, regret or guilt.”

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Lisa shares children Jaimi, Morgan and Jett with ex-husband, Grant Kenny. (Credit: Instagram)

Though the family have been rocked by tragedy, Lisa recently became a grandmother for the second time.

Morgan Gruell, Lisa and Grant’s second child, welcomed a baby boy named Taj Grant on the 5th of November.

“Taj has stolen our hearts and is the perfect little addition to our family,” Morgan wrote on Instagram. “I am now surrounded by 3 amazing boys and I couldn’t be happier.”
“Thank you to my husband for being the best support throughout my pregnancy and labour. Flynn is absolutely smitten with his little brother and I can’t wait to see them grow up together.”
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Taj’s middle name, Grant, is a sweet nod to his grandfather. (Credit: Instagram)

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