Lisa Curry has asked parents to carry out a sweet gesture in honour of her daughter Jaimi Kenny, who died from an apparent eating disorder, aged 33.
Speaking just two days after Jaimi died from a “long-term illness”, the Olympic swimmer told of her overwhelming grief and thanked her supporters.
“Sadly, I know that we are not the only parents who have lost a child… so to all the parents who have lost a child, and to those who will, today, tomorrow…. somehow I guess we get through it,” she wrote on Instagram.
“The grief is immense and we are allowing it to take its course.”
Amid the huge outpouring from fans towards Curry and her husband, champion Ironman Grant Kenny, the grieving mother urged parents to make a small act in memory of Jaimi.
“If I can ask you to do something from Jaimi… right now, go and give your children the biggest hug and tell them how much you love them, and do that everyday because you’ll never know if it’s the last day,” she wrote.
“Our beautiful Jaimi. Resting peacefully now.”
Meanwhile, Jaimi’s sister Morgan Gruell has also broken her silence over her passing of her “beautiful sister”.
The mother-of-one said she was grateful for the time she spent with her younger sister and that she got to meet her toddler son Flynn.
“I am grateful that Flynn got two and a half years with his Aunty,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I am grateful for you doing my hair and letting me borrow your clothes. I am grateful for you. There is no one like you. I love you so much and will forever miss you. Rest now beautiful sister you will never be forgotten.”
Jaimi was secretly seeking treatment from a private Sunshine Coast clinic in the lead up to her death, according to a report in The Courier Mail.
Eating Disorder Recovery Coach Millie Thomas posted a tribute to Jaime on her Facebook page, writing heart was “shattered into a million pieces”.
“Fly high my darling Jaimi. You are my best friend + my soul sister + you always will be,” she wrote.