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Usher's Stepson

Family Can't Afford to Keep

Him Alive Much Longer

7/15/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0710_tameka_foster_usher_raymond_article_2Usher's ex-wife -- Tameka Raymond -- will be forced to take her 11-year-old son off life-support as early as next month, TMZ has learned, all because his insurance coverage is about to expire.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ ... Tameka has not lost hope that her son, Kyle Glover, can make a drastic recovery ... despite doctors declaring him brain dead last week following a jet ski accident. We're told she is telling friends ... she still believes in miracles. 

According to our sources, Tameka can only keep Kyle on life-support as long as her insurance company agrees to pay ... otherwise she doesn't have the funds to cover the enormous hospital bills. 

We're told the insurance company hasn't set a specific deadline, but they've made it clear ... they're only willing to shell out coverage for a couple months ... tops.

Our sources say that Usher -- who helped raise Kyle for several years -- has been incredibly supportive in this difficult time... but has NOT offered to pay for any medical bills. We're told Tameka does not see him as a viable financial option.

As TMZ first reported, Kyle was struck in the head by a jet ski while inner tubing on Lake Lanier -- doctors declared him brain dead days later.

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Rixi    

This is so sad! I hope a miracle happens for young Kyle!

645 days ago
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Jordan    

Usher the Accident happened under your watch time for you to step up and help pay. You can start by doing charity concerts for the young man step up and see what kind of father you really are.

645 days ago
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firebaby    

poor girl, its time to let go.... i hope she'll consider organ donation while there's still time.....

645 days ago
4.

Phreaky    

African-American? Check. Medical problem or death? Check. Ties to wealthy African-American? Check. "we can't afford to pay for this!" CHECK

645 days ago
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Jack    

When are people going to realize that " brain dead " is non-reversible. No miracles are possible. I'm sure the physicians have explained this to the mother.

645 days ago
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omegabeta    

This is terrible. Truly awful. But when I was reading this it felt a little like someone was using TMZ to guilt Usher into paying. Whether he should or not is another question for another day....just sayin.

645 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

Who was driving the jet-ski? Vince Neil?

645 days ago
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6one9    

How flucking sad :(
Sorry about this
Life stinks
Sometimes :: Accidents happen

645 days ago
9.

ace    

Miracles dont happen, beause Gods are not real. That's why amputees and brain dead people dont miraculously get healed. It will be a miracle when most Humans start thinking critically and rationally,

645 days ago
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kim is a publicity whore    

Usher needs to man up and help pay. after all, he is his step SON and has millions!!

645 days ago
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kr    

isn't that illegal to TAKE health insurance away? what about that obama care?

645 days ago
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Ang    

This is a tragedy. Why did Tameka & Kyle not have better insurance for their son? I feel bad for them but Usher should not be guilted/pressured into paying to keep him on life support.

645 days ago
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Truthteller    

I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES AND I AM PRAYING FOR YOUR SON! IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

645 days ago
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John    

man let the poor kid go.. just racking up about 200k a week for a machine..

People.. better make your wishes known. I know there are a lot of people like me who wouldn't want to be on a machine...

I do feel bad for her but a jet ski to a head isn't going to undo itself.

645 days ago
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Jackie    

What about his biological father? Can't he afford to pay the hospital bills?...anyway whether the surgery happens....his life will be more expensive than ever. just saying

645 days ago
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