Lisa Curry has issued some heartbreaking advice to other parents following the death of her eldest daughter, Jaimi Kenny, on Monday.
Thanking friends, family and fans for their “outpouring of love and strength”, the former Olympian said she wanted parents to do one important thing in memory of her daughter, 33.
“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.
Ms Curry said the grief felt by her and her family was “immense”, and they were “allowing it to take its course”.
She paid tribute to other parents who had been placed in the devastating position of losing a child before telling her Instagram followers Ms Kenny was “resting peacefully now”.
Ms Kenny, the daughter of Curry and her former husband ironman Grant Kenny, died after a long health battle, a joint statement from her parents revealed.
“Our hearts are broken and the pain is immense but we must move forward cherishing every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured first child,” the statement read.
“We thank the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to making her better and giving us all the extra time we were able to spend with her.”
Ms Curry described her loss as “so painful … I can barely breathe” on Tuesday morning.
“Rest in peace my beautiful baby. I will miss you every sunrise, I will miss you when the sun is shining and the birds are singing,” she wrote in a moving Instagram post.
“I will miss you when the clouds are dark and stormy and when the rainbow appears. I will miss you when I close my eyes. I will miss you when I open my eyes. I will miss our long hugs and long chats. I will miss watching, feeling and knowing your love for your sister and brother, your little nephew, Cleo, your Ma and dad.
“I just can’t believe you’re not here anymore. I sit and just shake my head. It doesn’t seem real or right. You will forever be with me in my heart Jaimi. I love you so much.”
Ms Kenny’s younger sister, Morgan Gruell, broke her silence on Tuesday night, saying the death “didn’t feel real” and she would “forever miss” the young woman, who had been a devoted aunt to Mrs Gruell’s son.
Brother Jett said the world had lost “one of its treasures” with Ms Kenny’s death and she would be “dearly missed by all whose lives you touched”.
On Tuesday Ms Curry and her husband Mark Tabone were forced to issue a warning to friends after a scammer created a fake Facebook account in Mr Tabone’s name and used it to start a fundraiser for Ms Kenny’s family.
“Some people,” Ms Curry wrote. “Someone has started a (donorbox) page on Mark Andrew Tabone’s FB page … this is not us.
“It’s also sending friend requests.”
In capital letters, she warned friends and family: “Please do not open anything from this fake account.”