SAS Australia: Lisa Curry’s touching words for son Jett Kenny

Lisa Curry’s son Jett Kenny is currently competing on the second season of SAS Australia.

And following his emotional breakdown on the series over the death of his sister Jaimi, Lisa has shared a heart-warming message to her beloved son on Instagram.

In a lengthy post, the Olympic swimmer said she was proud of Jett, and that his sister Jaimi would be too. 

Proud: Lisa Curry has shared a touching message about son Jett Kenny's stint on SAS Australia. Lisa is pictured with Jett (left), daughter Morgan (right) and grandson Flynn

Proud: Lisa Curry has shared a touching message about son Jett Kenny’s stint on SAS Australia. Lisa is pictured with Jett (left), daughter Morgan (right) and grandson Flynn

‘Jett, you have given us so many reasons to be proud of the young man you have become, for all the things you do, the kind, humble , funny, caring person you are known for,’ she wrote.

‘This is why people love you and this is why for dad and I, our proudest moments are when we can tell people that you’re our son,’ she continued.

‘I know it took a lot of courage to say what you did and we all know how hard it is to say the words out loud , but you know that Jaimi would be so proud of you.

‘She always was, and she loved you so much, always her little brother. Stay strong my beautiful boy.’

'I know it took a lot of courage to say what you did and we all know how hard it is to say the words out loud , but you know that Jaimi would be so proud of you,' Lisa said.

‘I know it took a lot of courage to say what you did and we all know how hard it is to say the words out loud , but you know that Jaimi would be so proud of you,’ Lisa said. 

Lisa also thanked SAS Australia for casting Jett and singled out Mark Philippoussis and Jana Pittman for supporting him on the series.

Jett couldn’t fight his emotions as he discussed the Jaimi’s death on Tuesday night’s episode of SAS Australia.

The 27-year-old model told his fellow recruits he ‘regretted not being there for Jaimi ‘more’ amid her struggles, after she tragically died at age 33 last September.

Jaimi had battled alcoholism and an eating disorder before she passed away at a Sunshine Coast hospital surrounded by her family – including Jett.

Loss: Jett couldn't fight his emotions as he discussed the tragic death of his sister Jaimi on Tuesday night's episode

Loss: Jett couldn’t fight his emotions as he discussed the tragic death of his sister Jaimi on Tuesday night’s episode

Addressing his fellow recruits as part of a challenge, Jett said: ‘The biggest thing in my life is never feeling good enough. I set my standards very high, but if I don’t get them then I put it all back on myself and I let that effect me heaps.

‘I guess a way I kind of became like that was with my sister. She battled with mental health for 15 years, but for me it was kind of just like, “why are you doing this to yourself?” I never fully understood it.’

He told the camera: ‘My sister did struggle with mental health. We did everything we could as a family and for Jaimi to try and bring her out of it. But unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.

‘She got told she wasn’t going to make it until 30. She got to 33.’

Loss: The 27-year-old model and lifeguard (left) told his fellow recruits he 'regrets not being there for [my sister] more', after Jaimi (right) tragically died at age 33 last September

Loss: The 27-year-old model and lifeguard (left) told his fellow recruits he ‘regrets not being there for [my sister] more’, after Jaimi (right) tragically died at age 33 last September

Jett, who is the son of Olympian Lisa Curry and ironman Grant Kenny, began to tear up as he recalled a moment that he told his sister a ‘harsh reality’ when she asked him a question before her death.

‘I guess… there was one thing I said at her funeral. I’m not going to say it, as it was very personal. But I remember saying it to her the night that she asked me this question…’ he said.

Without revealing the question, he added: ‘I gave her the honest truth. I was hoping that was the harsh reality that she needed, hearing it from her younger brother. But she’s gone now. I kind of regret not being there for her more.’

Devastated: Without revealing the question, he added: 'I gave her the honest truth. I was hoping that was the harsh reality that she needed, hearing it from her younger brother. But she's gone now. I kind of regret not being there for her more'

Devastated: Without revealing the question, he added: ‘I gave her the honest truth. I was hoping that was the harsh reality that she needed, hearing it from her younger brother. But she’s gone now. I kind of regret not being there for her more’

Speaking to the camera, Jett added: ‘To me it was like – you have the will power to change your life, and turn things around. But that’s me. I can’t speak for someone who is going through mental health issues because I’ve never been there.

‘Everyone wants to do the best they can for the people that they love. But when you can’t it makes you question yourself. Like, was I good enough brother?

‘It takes a lot to get me to cry, but I cried at Jaimi’s funeral and the night she passed away. That’s my older sister. Of course I’m going to miss her.’

The Kenny-Curry family announced Jaimi’s death on social media on September 15 last year, one day after her passing.

‘Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side,’ Jaimi’s mother Lisa Curry wrote at the time.

The Kenny-Curry family announced Jaimi’s death on social media on September 15 last year, one day after her passing.

'It takes a lot to get me to cry, but I cried at Jaimi's funeral and the night she passed away. That's my older sister. Of course I'm going to miss her,' Jett said

‘It takes a lot to get me to cry, but I cried at Jaimi’s funeral and the night she passed away. That’s my older sister. Of course I’m going to miss her,’ Jett said

‘Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side,’ Jaimi’s mother Lisa Curry wrote at the time.

‘We thank the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to making her better and giving us the extra time we were able to spend with her.

‘It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for family and friends and we trust we will all be allowed to grieve in privacy.’

It was later reported that Jaimi had battled alcoholism and an eating disorder before her death at a Sunshine Coast hospital.

For free and confidential support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Butterfly Foundation for eating disorder concerns on 1800 ED HOPE 

Devastated: The Kenny-Curry family announced Jaimi's death on social media on September 15 last year, one day after her passing

Devastated: The Kenny-Curry family announced Jaimi’s death on social media on September 15 last year, one day after her passing 

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