'Some people': Lisa Curry slams 'disgusting' scam after daughter's death

Chris Young
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
A 50-50 split image shows Lisa Curry on the left and a screenshot of the fake fundraiser on the right.
Lisa Curry has been forced to warn social media followers after a fake fundraiser appeared online in the wake of her daughter Jaimi Kenny's death. Pictures: Getty Images/Facebook

In the midst of grieving for her daughter, Olympic great Lisa Curry has been forced to warn social media followers of a fake fundraiser in her name.

Curry and former husband Grant Kenny announced to death of their daughter, Jaimi Kenny, on Monday evening.

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Jaimi passed away aged 33 after a lengthy battle with an unspecified illness.

After Curry and other members of her family published tributes to their daughter and sister on Tuesday, the Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion had to get online once more to warn followers about the scam.

“Some people,” Curry wrote on her Facebook page.

“Someone has started a (Donorbox) on Mark Andrew Tabone’s FB page.... this is NOT US...

“It’s also sending friend requests.

“Please do not open anything from this fake account,” she finished, in all caps.

Mark Andrew Tabone is Curry’s husband, who had also taken to Facebook to share a tribute of his own to Jaimi.

Whoever is behind the fake fundraiser created a new account in Tabone’s name, before sharing the link to followers in the comments of his original post.

He also posted on Facebook about the scam, labelling it ‘disgusting’.

“There has been an account created on Facebook cloned as me, do not accept friendship or (donations), we did not do this!” he wrote.

“I’m reporting to Facebook it’s disgusting!”

Lisa Curry mourning loss of daughter Jaimi Kenny, 33

On Tuesday morning, Lisa Curry posted a tribute to her daughter on Instagram, describing the loss as ‘unbearable’.

“Our hearts are completely broken,” she wrote.

“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.

“So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone … So painful. I can barely breathe.

“Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself.

Jaimi Kenny and Lisa Curry are pictured together in a photo from Instagram.
Lisa Curry, right, penned an emotional tribute to her late daughter Jaimi Kenny, who passed away after a lengthy battle with an unspecified illness at the age of 33 on Monday. Picture: Instagram/lisacurry

“Her love of flowers, cooking, art, decorating, photography, babies, the beach, and helping others will always be remembered.

“Our hearts are broken and the pain is unbearable but we cherish every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured and so loved first child.

“We thank all the paramedics, support staff and the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to give us the extra time we were able to spend with Jaimi.

“It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for our family and all who knew and loved Jaimi so very much.”