Former Olympic swimmer Lisa Curry60, shared the devastating reality of caring for a sick child, revealing life before the death of her daughter Jaimi Kenny nearly two years ago.
Kenny was 33 when she died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on September 14, 2020, after allegedly suffering from alcohol addiction and anorexia.
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“When we look at it, there are times when you just have to find the strength, the patience, to survive the day,” Curry told Australian Women’s Weekly.
“It’s sad, it’s tiring, it’s exhausting.
“But you still have to live your life. You have to get up, get dressed and show up. ”
Curry said it was “difficult to do”, but she and ex-husband Grant Kenny, 59, “had no choice”.
“We just had to do it,” she said.
Curry and Kenny have two more children, Morgan (30) and Jett (28).
“You can’t live your life for one child. You have three children and they are the whole world to you.
“And that’s why I have to be really aware of my care for myself, so that I can be there for them and my grandchildren.”
Morgan has three sons, and last month she welcomed her latest child, Kit James Gruell.
Curry then said, “Morgan my beautiful … look at your beautiful little family. I love you all very much and Jaimi would also love this xxxxx Kit James xx ”
‘Enjoy while you have them’
“Try to get help earlier, try to see the red flags earlier, and grab it at the root,” the mother began.
“But I know there are people who go through it.
“I know there are people who fight every day and I know there are people like Jaimi who haven’t passed.
“For all parents who are struggling with their children’s problems and mental health, I think the most important thing is just to enjoy life with them while you have them.
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“Because you don’t know when that last day might be.
“But no matter how hard it is, you’re always on your way to trying to find a way to help everyone,” she continued.
“And I’m struggling with the brilliant things that humanity is doing in this world, and yet we can’t find a way to find a solution to this terrible situation.”
Highlighting her message to others, Curry shared that “there is light at the end of the tunnel, and they just need to know that life is worth living, there are so many great things to do and see.”
Curry recalled how Kenny wanted to write her own book about helping people in her position, however, they “left her too late”.