‘Please’: Lisa Curry’s plea for ‘all the Jaimis’

Lisa Curry has posted an emotional plea on Instagram to “help all the Jaimis in this world” after losing her daughter at just 33 years old.

Lisa Curry has opened up about the pain of losing her daughter in an emotional Instagram post, pleading for more mental health support.

The former Olympian’s 33-year-old daughter, Jaimi, died in September 2020, with the family confirming at the time that she had lost her battle with a prolonged illness and died peacefully in hospital.

Jaimi reportedly battled alcoholism, an eating disorder, and mental illness and spent her final years in and out of the hospital with her mother, Ironman legend Grant Kenny’s father, and brothers Morgan Gruell and Jett Kenny. by his side.

Yesterday, Curry took to social media to ask for help for “all the Jaimis in this world.”

“Some days you can’t seem to go on but the sun keeps rising and life goes on… but it’s never the same,” she wrote.

“I wish we could go back in time before it was too late and try again, try something else.

“We put men on the moon, people live on space stations, we build the biggest ships and tallest buildings that sway in storms, the brightest scientific minds can solve incredible diseases, robots and machines are designed to help people to walk again…but we can’t figure out how to fix mental health problems?

“Somebody… please… make this a priority in your scientific mind. Please. Help all the Jaimis of this world.

The post comes after a recent raw interview with star magazinein which Curry spoke of the double trauma of losing her adult daughter and her mother, topics covered in depth in her autobiography. Lisa: A Memoir – 60 Years of Life, Love and Losswhich comes out today

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Curry’s mother, Pat, died just 18 months after the loss of Jaimi, which left the sports icon heartbroken.

“Every time I’m in the car, her photos come up on the screen, my favorites that I would call all the time,” Curry told Stellar.

“I get in the car and I think I’m going to call mom… oh wait, mom’s gone.

“It was a habit, a daily routine when I got in the car to drive to the coast, that’s when I called mom. And before that I used to call Jaimi.”

Curry said that while she worried at times that she was sharing her trauma too much, her daughter had insisted that she wanted to help others fight similar battles.

“I had to constantly remind myself that Jaimi had told me many times that she wanted to write a book to help people get through what she was going through,” she said, adding that she wanted to use her experience to start conversations about mental issues. disease and offer support to other vulnerable Australians.

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