‘I’ve lost myself’: Olympian Lisa Curry opens up about grief on one year anniversary of daughter Jaimi’s death
Former Olympian Lisa Curry has opened up about the loss of her daughter Jaimi on the first anniversary of her death.
Jaimi was just 33 years old when she died in hospital in September last year.
She was the first born to Curry and former Ironman Grant Kenny.
Marking the first anniversary of her death, the former professional swimmer took to social media, posting a video with photos of Jaimi throughout her life to the tune of Alexandra Burke’s cover of Hallelujah.
Curry said she would never have thought her life would be how it was now and still remembers the “gut-wrenching, heartbreaking moment” where her family had to say goodbye.
“Grant and I feel broken. I’ve lost myself. But each day I try to continue on, one step at a time to get things done, to continue being a mother, a grannie, a wife, a friend, a business owner … at times distracting myself so much that I can’t think of anything,” she posted.
“But then the quiet times come and everything comes flooding back, every feeling, every memory and I feel like I’m drowning in the pain.
“Today, at 7.10am, as she took her last breath a year ago, we honoured Jaimi by being at her favourite beach to lay flowers into the ocean.
“I hope that wherever she is – above, or at arms length in spirit energy she can still see and feel the love.
“Remembering you always our beautiful girl.”
The family released a public statement after Jaimi’s death, saying she had lost her battle with a long-term illness and died peacefully in hospital.
Jaimi reportedly battled alcoholism and an eating disorder.
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