Lisa Curry has shared the dying wish of her daughter Jaimi that was unable to be fulfilled before her death.
In an emotional interview with Women’s Weekly, the former Olympian remembered the life and dreams of her beloved daughter.
“Jaimi wanted to write a book to help others, but it was too late. We left it too late,” the 60-year-old told the magazine.
“But I hope that, by being honest and knowing that Jaimi wanted to help others, we can help in some way, in some small way.”
The revelation comes almost two years after Jaimi’s death, as she passed away in 2020 at age 33 from an undisclosed health battle.
In Lisa’s recently published memoir, Lisa: A Memoir – 60 Years of Life, Love & Loss, she revealed that Jaimi had been fighting a lot of personal demons before her untimely death.
While staying by her daughter’s side until the very end, Lisa admitted that it was “exhausting” worrying about Jaimi, as she also had to care for her two other children: daughter Morgan, 31, and son Jett, 28, who she shares with ex-husband Grant Kenny.
“You can’t live your life for one child. You have three children and they are all the world to you, and that’s why I have to be really conscious of my self-care, so that I can be there for them and the grandchildren,” Curry explained.
“But bloody hell it’s hard. Morgan and Jett are really understanding.”
In a previous interview with Today, Lisa said she will continue to tell both the good and bad sides of Jaimi’s story to help others who may also be battling similar demons.
“Some people are struggling every single day. Their body, their mind, is screaming, but no-one is hearing. Then there is people like Jaimi who just can’t get through,” she said.
Despite the overwhelming grief, Lisa said she gets by knowing Jaimi’s spirit is still around.
“She’s never far away, you know. She’s always around, somehow.”
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