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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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Jef    

I'm sure it costs alot but ya know what he's worth HUNDRED'S OF MILLIONS and the child is a human not a pet,if it's in the child best interest to let him pass then so be it ,but if it's just about the money this will show what type of man he really is.

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BIGROBB2321    

Usher has always been a positive entertainer..I am so sorry for him and his ex wife....11 years old...Man that hurts...I know the pain...And yes miracles do happen.. Just My Boy And Me... http://youtu.be/M-lkyxqqlfw

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468.

Heather    

Its sad, but he is brain dead. Its these kind of cases that are an absolute DRAIN on our medical resources and why you have to pay $100 for a tylenol. Yeah I would be devastated if it was my child, but sometimes you just have to be real. These 10, 20 yr vegetables... are just a drain on society. Let them go.

793 days ago
469.

kt    

Time out! Usher HASN'T OFFERED to pay for his own son's hospital bills?! Interesting!

793 days ago
470.

Linda    

You cant reverse Brain dead......even the Lord cant fix this....IM very sorry for her loss.....but there is no miracle waiting here....she just needs to find the strength to let him go

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James9777    

This is terrible and I'm sure it is hard for her to let go but if he is brain dead then there is no hope for a miraculous recovery. I don't think a lot of people understand that once you are brain dead you are never coming back.

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brich1    

miracles happen everyday. this is a situation that the family just has to let go and let god. but im disappointed so many people think God wont do just what he has always done and thats make ways out of no ways. anybody whose a christian should fall on there knees and pray cause if he can raise a dead man give sight to the blind feed thousand off two fishes and five loaves of bread surely he can do this too. its all in his plan and it aint over until god says so

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pretty    

God is real ,don't know what you talkin about.

793 days ago
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pretty    

God is real 'in the devil is a lie.

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Janet    

Paying is not an option!!
What has happened has happened and i only pray that God will spare the lives of the rest...

Stop blackmailing Usher, he has been supportive and its his family we are talking about here...

793 days ago
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elizabeth duckworth    

People.......look up the medical definition of "brain dead" no type of insurance, Cadillac or otherwise with bring this child back. Brain Dead means Dead Brain and only machines will keep the body functions going, I wouldn't want that for my worst enemy. It's so sad, but they need to say goodbye.

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elizabeth duckworth    

People.......look up the medical definition of "brain dead" no type of insurance, Cadillac or otherwise with bring this child back. Brain Dead means Dead Brain and only machines will keep the body functions going, I wouldn't want that for my worst enemy. It's so sad, but they need to say goodbye.

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478.

amir    

When lose our precious children because of money, but send two billion dollars to Egypt so they pelt our Secretary of State with rotten eggs and tomatoes.

793 days ago
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MaxxReps    

God os REAL , his son Jesus Christ is REAL , do not doubt that !!!!!

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Debby Swanger    

This doesn't make any sense. As long as she is paying the insurance premium they would just about have to keep covering his medical unless his cost have maxed out the cap. They can't put a time limit on it and the hospital can't just say "pay or we pull the plug". They are obligated to help find a place where he can go that would be more of a long term care facility if they decide to keep him on life support. But wait now....isn't this just what obama care will do?

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