Heartbroken Lisa Curry Reveals Her Late Daughter Jaimi’s Last Wish

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Heartbroken Lisa Curry reveals her late daughter Jaimi’s death wish after losing her 18-year battle with alcoholism and anorexia

Lisa Curry has revealed her late daughter Jaimi Kenny wanted to write a book about her life to help other struggling young people.

But she couldn’t get that wish as she tragically passed away in September 2020 at the age of 33 after an 18-year battle with alcoholism and anorexia.

The Olympic swimmer told Australian Women’s Weekly on Thursday: “Jaimi wanted to write a book to help others, but it was too late.” We left it too late.

She added: “But hopefully by being honest and knowing that Jaimi wanted to help others, we can help in some way.”

The sports champion has just released a deeply personal memoir that addresses Jaimi’s illness and death, titled Lisa: A Memoir – 60 Years of Life, Love and Loss.

She also told AWW that caring for Jaimi over the years had been “exhausting” but she had to learn that she couldn’t spend her whole life worrying about a child.

The sports champion has just released a deeply personal memoir about Jaimi's illness and death, titled Lisa: A Memoir - 60 Years of Life, Love & Loss.  (Pictured with son Jett)

The sports champion has just released a deeply personal memoir about Jaimi’s illness and death, titled Lisa: A Memoir – 60 Years of Life, Love & Loss. (Pictured with son Jett)

“You can’t live your life for just one child. You have three kids and they’re everyone to you, and that’s why I have to be really mindful of my self-care, so I can be there for them and the grandkids,’ she said. .

Lisa married fellow athlete Grant Kenny in 1984 and they separated in 2009.

During their marriage, they welcomed three children together: son Jett, 28, and daughters Morgan, 31, and Jaimi.

Almost a decade after her divorce from the Ironman great, Lisa married Elvis impersonator Mark Tabone in 2018.

Jaimi passed away at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on September 14, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was 33 years old.

Announcing the sad news on social media, Lisa wrote: “Our beautiful daughter Jaimi lost her battle with a long term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side.”

Lisa suffered grief again in April this year after losing her mother Pat at the age of 86.

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Jaimi (pictured) died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on September 14, 2020, surrounded by her family.  She was 33

Jaimi (pictured) died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on September 14, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was 33

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