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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

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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Obama's health care plan has not taken effect yet. 2014 is supposed to be when it will be in effect. Unfortunately, it is legal, under certain cir***stances, for health care to be taken away in the case of a pre-existing condition. Also, it will only cover certain things and there is also a deductible. So sad for so many people who cannot afford it. We are the only country other than those that are third world to have these crazy laws. Hopefully Obama's health care plan will change things!

809 days ago

Kim Fitzgerald    

People please be of age and a Mother, Nurse, or a Mother who had to bury her child before making inconsiderate comments. I am all these things so I can tell u, some things are easier said than done. She can never let go because naturally its impossible. She will be made to let go and that's when she will, but she will be broken forever. I just hope that she will cling to people with the same pain because they are the only people who understand. Hopefully this pain and decision never enter the lives of people who are lucky enough to never experience such a thing.

809 days ago


wow. i can't believe how uneducated people are. if you are BRAIN DEAD, there is no recovery. DEAD, you are DEAD. that sounds harsh, but there is no miracle to be had. brain death is non-recoverable. i hope kyle's miracle is a peaceful, dignified death surround by the ones who care about him most. this has NOTHING to do with usher's ability to pay for his stepson to be in a coma the rest of his life. it also has NOTHING to do with how good the insurance is or obama care. accidents happen and it is so tragic to lose a life so young but life is fragile and no amount of money in the world can cure a brain injury like that.

809 days ago

Sonya H.    

I'm still prayin 4 yall and the rest of the family your problems is bigger than mines right now!! God knows ur pain better than anyone

809 days ago


America is the biggest joke. Bragging about been the greatest country in the planet but can't even provide affordable healthcare. What kind of nation allows insurance companies to basically pull the plug on a child on life support? Like the Romain empire, the American empire is crumbling and will be gone within the next 10 years. Too bad you idiots are too worried about having a black President and worry about Mexicans crossing your borders when more serious issues are swept under the rug. What a joke you people are.

809 days ago


unplug already..should have happened right after they found out. he was brain dead... this is ridiculous...

809 days ago


Dear Usher,
I believe it is time for you to step up and be a man for once in your life. I know you and your estrange wife have some difficulties, but this is a child, an actual human life here. I know fame, Bieber, all that is more important to you, but you need to come back down to reality and help your ex-wife out.
That is all.

809 days ago


He is already gone. Please let him continue.

809 days ago


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809 days ago


Typical of most Rappers and Singers not wanting to help family in any financia matters even when a life might be saved.Usher will celebrate by buying a new Lambo when they pull the plug the Dirtbag !

809 days ago


Let the poor boy go home to God. Sad

809 days ago


How shameful the insurance company is to say their only willing to pay so much for a human life. I understand her hope.

809 days ago


I hope she's not going to milk this for sympathy and attention. If someone is brain dead, a week is enough time to come to terms with it and put them out of their misery.

809 days ago

Joan K    

It is sad but this boy is brain dead and that means, dead. It would not be to anyones advantage to keep this poor kid on life support. So sorry for the family.

809 days ago


Brain dead or not, the legal guardian is the only person that can authorize to have life support shut off. The doctors cannot stop in the middle of treatment and ask "is this covered by insurance", and they cannot turn off the life support.

809 days ago
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