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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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lori    

unfortunately he is brain dead..All insurance companies only keep them on life support for so long...its not gonna help..feel sorry for the family....Usher could help but the poor little boy has been damaged way to bad..sooo sad for all...

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437.

MyAccessibleLife    

This is sad. no parent is prepared for this kind of tragedy. but where's his father?

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438.

Bubba    

No way in h**l is this story true! So Usher is so coldhearted he'd let his 11 year old stepson die over money! Sounds more like the doctors gave him no hope of survival and the mother is having a hard time letting go...which any mother would!

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mike    

thought we had obama care. told you youd get screwed

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Ann     

Unfortunately I have had to remove a brother and a sister from life support. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but you have to put your feelings aside and think about them. I am sure this young boy would not want to lay in a bed the rest of his life. Free him to be with his heavenly father to run and smile and laugh and all the things you loved about him in the first place. God bless the family at this hard time.

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DDK    

Momma isn't ready to let go.
She knows in her heart her son is gone.
The physcians have explained the medications and respirator keeping him alive.
It is not the insurance company. It is most likely the hospital and their policy. The Ethics' Committee. Hospitals have Policies and Procedures for "End of Life " issues. Two months is probably the time-frame given to the family.
I am praying for the family.

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tullymd    

If you're brain dead, you are dead. So it's not bad that they cut off.Maybe he can be an organ donor. Death is irreversible.

724 days ago
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terry     

Oh, please. The hospital doesn't turn off the ventilator when the insurance runs out. That's ridiculous. But if he's brain dead, the treatment now is prolonging his death, not his life.

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Sharon    

I am a nurse and I speak from experience by dealing with people whose loved ones are brain dead. I know that it is a very difficult thing to do but you must remove him from life support. There is no way he can or will come back to you! Let him go with dignity and remember all the fond memories you have with him!
God bless you and may he guide you to do the right thing!

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PROPHETESS MASON    

WITH GOD,ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO THEM THAT BELIEVE!!IM BELIEVING IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST THAT NOT MANY DAYS HENCE THAT GOD WILL RAISE THIS BABY UP OFF HIS SICK BED!!SO THE FAMILY CAN START PRAISING GOD RIGHT NOW CAUSE IT ALREADY DONE THROUGH THE BLOOD THAT JESUS SHED ON CALVARY HILL AND THROUGH THOSE 39 SRTIPS THAT JESUS BARED!!AMAN!! GLORY BE TO GOD IN JESUS' NAME!!

724 days ago
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tinytoon    

i am so sorry to say this but your son is brain dead please think of other instead of yourself. donate his organ to save others. give them the miracle they need. my cousin was declared brain dead and there was no hope for him to recover so my family as one decided to give his organs to people who needed them. as far as usher stepping up to pay i feel he should not have to. where is this kids biological father? just my opinion.

724 days ago
447.

Jim    

Just saw the film - Fifth Quatrter - Inspirational!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

724 days ago
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Sexy Brown    

First of all, I know that this is a hard pill to swallow, but he has been dead since they brought him to the hospital. Second, you can't blame Usher or anyone else because this was GOD's Work. So at the end of the day all we can do is prey for her and ask god to guide her though her greiving.

Sexy B

724 days ago
449.

Sexy Brown    

Is at work,and rushing, please excuse misspelled words.

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450.

John Earl    

The family should really, really get behind ' both ' parents and the people like Jordan and Phreaky, needs to get some heart and STOP taking those HATE PILLS every morning .
" brain-dead", is JUST that can't be reversed ! !

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