Lisa Curry’s confession about her late daughter’s 18-year struggle with anorexia and alcoholism

Lisa Curry shared a heartbreaking confession about how she coped with the long-term illness of her late daughter Jaimi before her tragic death at the age of 33.

Jaimi, Lisa’s eldest daughter with ex-husband Grant Kenny, died in September 2020 after an 18-year battle with alcohol addiction and anorexia.

I’m talking to Australian Women’s Weekly on Thursday, the 59-year-old former Olympic swimmer admitted that caring for Jaimi had been “exhausting” over the years.

Lisa Curry, 59, (right) shared a heartbreaking confession about how she coped with the long-term illness of her late daughter Jaimi (left) before her tragic death at the age of 33

Lisa Curry, 59, (right) shared a heartbreaking confession about how she coped with the long-term illness of her late daughter Jaimi (left) before her tragic death at the age of 33

‘There are times when you just have to find the strength, the patience, to survive the day,’ Lisa said.

‘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. It’s hard to do, but Grant and I had no choice. We just had to do it, ‘she added.

The gold medalist stressed the importance of maintaining ‘self-care’ in difficult times.

Speaking to The Australian Women's Weekly on Thursday, the former Olympic swimmer admitted that caring for Jaimi over the years has been

Speaking to The Australian Women’s Weekly on Thursday, the former Olympic swimmer admitted that caring for Jaimi over the years has been “exhausting”

‘You can’t live your life for one child. You have three children and they are the whole world for you and that is why I have to be aware of taking care of myself, so that I can be there for them and my grandchildren, ‘she said.

Lisa and Grant were married in 1984, separated in 2009, and had three children during the marriage: a son, Jett, 28, and daughters, Morgan, 31, and Jaimi.

Almost a decade after the divorce from the champion of Ironman, Lisa married the impersonator of Elvis Mark Tabone 2018.

‘There are times when you just have to find the strength, the patience, to survive the day,’ said Lisa, who greeted Jaimi (center) with her ex-husband Ironman Grant Kenny (right)

‘There are times when you just have to find the strength, the patience, to survive the day,’ said Lisa, who greeted Jaimi (center) with her ex-husband Ironman Grant Kenny (right)

Jaimi died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on September 14, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Posting sad news on social media, Lisa wrote: ‘Our beautiful daughter Jaimi lost a battle with a long-term illness and died peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her beloved family next to her.’

Lisa experienced a broken heart again in April this year after losing her mother Pat at the age of 86.

Lisa and Grant were married in 1984, separated in 2009, and had three children during the marriage: son Jett (left) and daughters Morgan (right) and Jaimi.  (Pictured with Morgan's children Flynn and Thai)

Lisa and Grant were married in 1984, separated in 2009, and had three children during the marriage: son Jett (left) and daughters Morgan (right) and Jaimi. (Pictured with Morgan’s children Flynn and Thai)

Jaimi died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on September 14, 2020, surrounded by her family

Jaimi died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on September 14, 2020, surrounded by her family

Lisa suffered a heart attack again in April this year after losing her mother Pat at the age of 86.  (Pictured: Lisa's late mother Pat, right, and her late daughter Jaimi, left)

Lisa suffered a heart attack again in April this year after losing her mother Pat at the age of 86. (Pictured: Lisa’s late mother Pat, right, and her late daughter Jaimi, left)

‘Our beautiful mom got away with it this morning,’ Lisa told her followers on Instagram at the time, adding: ‘My heart is broken again.’

Lisa explained that she had spent some tender moments with her mom in the final hours while she and her sister Melanie waited for the arrival of their brother Scott from Berlin.

‘We shared a few last laughs, memories and a lot of tears. Thank you for being a wonderful mother. Nice, long sleep mom. We love you very much and we will all miss you. ‘

Lisa was then shocked by the earlier loss of her daughter Jaimi, writing: ‘My little girl, and now my mother.’

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Retired competitive swimmer married Elvis impersonator Mark Tabone (left) in 2018.

Retired competitive swimmer married Elvis impersonator Mark Tabone (left) in 2018.

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