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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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steve    

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Real-Estate    

expect a miracle....

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776 days ago
18.

Dizkaer9    

How disgusting that the only thing that could potentially save a life is money. American health insurance is beyond terrible.

776 days ago
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khoran    

whatever happens to that little boy. G-d has willed it and he is going to heaven , he was doing nothing but what a little kid does , he wasn't harming anyone he was playing.

776 days ago
20.

Dean    

Seriously what's so bad about death . I would rather want to die than lie in bed with all mashines only because my mother is selfish and wants daddys money . If he is death he is not in pain anymore ZERO pain , why would somebody be so selfish wanting somebody to stay alive in bad condition . if he would awake he wouldn't be able to take care of himself and maybe wouldn't be even able to talk etc ebcause of his brain damage . It is selfish to want to bring somebody back you already know will have a painful life with painkilles medical care etc etc . who on earth believes be would be painless and healthy and normal if he ever awakes ? Nobody !!!! He would suffer the next years . He is painless now . What about the other 4 kids when he will spend years and years in hospital

776 days ago
21.

sara    

I THINK THEY SHOULD TAKE HIM OFF LIFE SUPPORT NO ONE SHOULD LIVE LIKE THAT (BRAIN DEAD)....POOR KID...JUST LET HIM GO AND I HOPE IF THERE IS A BETTER PLACE ON THE OTHERSIDE HE WILL RIP

776 days ago
22.

Drugsney Drinkhan    

I see they're trying to publicly pressure Usher into paying their ills. RIP to the boy but he is not ushers responsibility. First the boy's family gets angry that he isn't getting media attention and fanfare and publicly bashes Usher, now they're trying to pressure him into paying their bills,smh. I would hate to be famous.

776 days ago
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776 days ago
24.

Bridget    

This is truley a sad and tough situation. The fact is that Kyle is brain dead. Even if by some miracle he was eventually able to breath on his own, is that really a life? Not really being there, just breathing?


Obviously it isn't Ushers responsiblity to pay for anything. I read somewhere that Kyles biological father used to work for ted turner and now is trying to get his own television network off the ground. Surley he should be able to pay for further life support.


But I think what needs to be done most here is someone needs to hire the best therapist out there when it comes to grief and acceptance counciling. Someone to help this poor woman realize that it is time to say goodbye. That it is in Kyles best interst not to be hooked up to machines forever. I cannot fathom the pain this woman is going through. But she needs someone to help her with this that knows what they are doing.

776 days ago
25.

Dean    

Even now all she tries to do is to make Usher look bad , because he lets her son die if he doesn't pay the bills for her

776 days ago
26.

Aar0n    

I wouldn't ever want to be living just on a machine. They declared him brain dead, why try to guilt Usher into paying for something that isn't going to change a thing. Stories like this make TMZ look bad.

776 days ago
27.

Truth    

YET PEEPS WOULD RATHER WASTE THEIR F*CKING MONEY ON SOME LAME INEPT GRANNY WHO DOESN'T HAVE THE BALLS TO YELL AT BUNCH OF STUPID ASS KIDDIES ON A SKOOL BUS! #TRUTH!!

776 days ago
28.

Lee    

That is so sad. Prayers to the family hoping he pulls through.

776 days ago
29.

Truth    

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776 days ago
30.

janet    

It is not Ushers responsibility to pay. As sad as this is the little boy is gone. Donate his organs to help someone else.

776 days ago
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