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Lisa Curry on the moment doctors told her Jaimi had hours to live

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read

A heartbroken Lisa Curry has revealed the tragic words doctors told her just before her daughter, Jaimi Curry Kenny, passed away at the age of 33.

The former Olympian’s daughter died in September after a battle with an unnamed long-term illness, with Lisa later revealing Jaimi had been diagnosed with a ‘chemical imbalance’ as a teenager.

Lisa Curry and Jaimi Curry hug
Lisa Curry has posted a heartbreaking tribute to her daughter, Jaimi. Photo: Instagram/Lisa Curry

“4 months ago, the doctor gave us the news we had dreaded for years, that Jaimi would not survive the night,” Lisa wrote in a heartwrenching Instagram post

“It was like they just ripped our hearts out. Total disbelief ... and even though we had prepared ourselves for the worst for weeks, months and even years and thought we were prepared... nothing... absolutely nothing prepares you for that moment or those words.

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“Our beautiful girl couldn’t beat the enemy... but she fought and fought.. every single day. We miss her so much.

“If you are finding life difficult, please seek out help. Don’t wait and don’t try and do it alone... remember you are loved and there is hope.”

Lisa has been posting about her grief on her Instagram account, opening up in a post sayig she missed her ‘baby girl’.

Lisa Curry's post about Jaimi Curry Kenny
Jaimi passed away in September at the age of 33. Photo: Instagram/Lisa Curry

“It’s so quiet without her,” Lisa said.

“Each day seems a bit of a burr but I get through it ... feeling empty.. it’s hard to even think.. my mind consumed as to what else I could have done to help…”

At the beginning of October, Lisa opened up about the ‘red flags’ she saw in Jaimi before her tragic death.

“I know people want to know why and how, but it’s not important at this time, or maybe ever, I don’t know,” she said in a post published in the Happy Hormones Facebook group.

Lisa Curry and Jaimi Curry Kenny
Jaimi battled with an unnamed long-term illness, with Lisa later revealing Jaimi had been diagnosed with a ‘chemical imbalance’ as a teenager. Photo: Instagram/Lisa Curry

Lisa, who starred on I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2017, said the diagnosis came 18 years ago, which is when they started to see some “tiny red flags”.

“Sometimes, an individual, even adults like us, can disregard little red flags, thinking it doesn’t matter or won’t matter,” Lisa’s post continued, urging people not to ignore the signs that she said could “add up to slowly erode your whole being”.

“To the point where you may only be existing and not really living,” she said.

The 58-year-old called some of the warning signs “life’s small neglects” - such as being inactive, being around toxic people, poor food choices, and how you interact with others.

Lisa Curry's daughter Jaimi Curry
Jaimi passed away four months ago. Photo: Instagram/Lisa Curry

“Don’t wait until it’s too late to make changes … do it now while you can … starting right now,” she said.

“Recognise the little red flags. Don’t live your life in turmoil, regret or guilt.”

In her emotional post, the mother said the whole situation still “doesn’t seem real”.

“We held Jaimi when she took her first breath and we held her as she took her last. I still can’t believe it, it doesn’t seem real,” she wrote.

“It’s given me the heaviest heart. Some days I can’t even get out of bed or function.”

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