Lisa Curry reveals the ‘red flags’ she noticed in daughter Jaimi Kenny’s behaviour prior to her death at age 33 – and warns others not to ignore the signs ‘before it’s too late’
Lisa Curry has revealed some of the warning signs she noticed in her daughter Jaimi Kenny’s behaviour prior to her death last month at the age of 33.
In posts shared to the ‘Happy Hormones’ Facebook group, the three-time Olympian, 58, explained that Jaimi had struggled with her health for years after being diagnosed with a ‘chemical imbalance’ aged 15.
‘Sometimes, an individual, even adults like us, can disregard little red flags, thinking it doesn’t matter or won’t matter,’ the grieving mother wrote on Monday.
‘We started to see some tiny red flags’: Lisa Curry has revealed the ‘red flags’ she noticed in daughter Jaimi Kenny’s behaviour prior to her death at age 33 – before warning others not to ignore the signs ‘before its too late’
‘I know people want to know why and how [Jaimi died], but it’s not important at this time, or maybe ever, I don’t know,’ Lisa wrote.
‘What I will say though is that Jeff diagnosed her with a chemical imbalance 18 years ago when we started to see some tiny red flags,’ she added, referring to Jeff Butterworth, a naturopath who specialises in hormonal disorders.
The former competitive swimmer begged other parents in the Facebook group not to ignore the warning signs she saw in Jaimi.
Health battle: On Monday, three-time Olympian, 58, explained that Jaimi had struggled with her health for years after being diagnosed with a ‘chemical imbalance’ at age 15. Jaimi (left) is pictured her younger half-sister, Trixie (right)
These ‘red flags’ include making bad food choices, being inactive, handling stressful situations poorly and spending time with ‘toxic people’.
‘Don’t wait until it’s too late to make changes … do it now while you can … starting right now,’ she pleaded.
Lisa previously revealed own struggles with hormone imbalances, claiming the nightmare health condition turned her into a ‘different person’ during her marriage with Grant.
‘Don’t wait until it’s too late to make changes’: The swimmer, who shared Jaimi with ex-husband Grant Kenny, begged other members in the group not to ignore the warning signs she experienced with Jaimi, as they ‘could add up to slowly erode your whole being’
She was diagnosed with the condition in her 30s after she had retired from competitive swimming, and has been taking hormone supplements ever since.
She currently runs wellness company Happy Healthy You with co-founder Jeff Butterworth, selling a variety of hormone balancing supplements labelled ‘Happy Hormones’ and products supporting weight loss.
Jaimi died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on September 14, after a long battle with alcoholism and an eating disorder.
Warning signs: These ‘red flags’ include making bad food choices, being inactive, handling stressful situations poorly and spending time with ‘toxic people’
She was buried at a 100-person funeral on the Sunshine Coast, which was attended by her parents, sporting greats Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny, and her younger brother, model Jett Kenny.
Following Jaimi’s death, Lisa had confessed that she didn’t know ‘what to do’ with herself while carrying so much grief.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘I don’t know what to do…’ alongside emojis depicting a sad face, a broken heart and an angel.
Private battle: Jaimi had long battled an eating disorder, with her family supporting her through years of treatment at a private clinic. Jaimi (left) is pictured with her family at her sister Morgan’s 2016 wedding
Lisa also alluded to her daughter’s battle with demons that led to her death, saying that at least now they would haunt her no more.
‘Our little angel, you can now rest peacefully. Free of pain, free to flourish and free to grow, free to just be,’ she added.
‘Jaimi, as dad and I lovingly held you when you took your first breath, we lovingly held you as you took your last. Goodnight sweet girl… we hope you have a nice long sleep.’
For free and confidential support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Butterfly Foundation for eating disorder concerns on 1800 ED HOPE
Family ties: Lisa is pictured with her son Jett (left), surviving daughter Morgan (right) and her grandson Flynn