Tameka Raymond's family has released a statement asking the public to pray for 11-year-old Kile Glover, who was critically injured in a boating accident.

"We know God's in control, and are leaning on our faith in him and his word at this most difficult time," the family said in a statement to CNN on Tuesday. "We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it's the best way we can all support him now."

The statement seems to confirm rumors that Tameka, ex-wife of singer Usher Raymond, is unwilling to remove her son from life support.

Citing unnamed sources, gossip blog TMZ.com has reported that Kile's brain shows no activity, but hospital officials at Egleston Children's hospital in Atlanta have declined to release any information on the child's condition, citing HIPAA privacy regulations.

Kile and an unidentified 15-year-old girl were injured around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon on Lake Lanier when a man on a personal watercraft collided into them. Two Georgia Department of Natural Resources officers witnessed the accident and rescued the girl, who suffered a broken arm and a laceration on her head.

A nearby boater pulled Kile out of the water but he was unresponsive at the scene. Both childen were wearing life vests. The girl's face was submerged underwater briefly but Kile's face was not submerged, indicating his injuries did not involve partial drowning. Both victims were airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

The family friend who ran over the children on a personal watercraft is identified as Jeffrey S. Hubbard. The DNR said there was no alcohol involved in the accident, and no charges have been filed.

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    • yallcrazy

      “We know God’s in control, and are leaning on our faith in him and his word at this most difficult time,”

      :applause: Yes, HE is :yes:

      :hug: <--tight one for the family...

    • Ididntreallymeanit

      Continuing to pray for him.

    • Hershey

      :sad:

      when :pray: go up, blessings come down. I won't even try to imagine how his family must feel, I just pray that God strengthens them as his will is done

    • Gigi26

      I know its gotta kill that dude that he hit that poor boy. I'll say a prayer for him too.

      I pray for the healing of all parties involved in this. So tragic.

    • yallcrazy

      Yeah get HIPPA on harvey's ass :karate: #bastid

    • yallcrazy

      Good idea GG!

      He must feel pretty horrible for this accident.

    • MZ_CARAM3L74

      :pray: for the entire family,I can not imagine....

    • IamK_Antoinette

      I would not be willing to remove my 11 year old CHILD from life support either. She is probably still in a state of shock and disbelief. If I was in her position I cannot see myself making that decision anytime soon. Thats her Baby!!!!!

    • Gigi26

      That life support shyt is VERY heartbreaking...my friends brother had cancer (he was 4) and eventually got to that point. His mom took him off after two days to spare the expenses involved in that, and for her emotional health. She has 4 other kids so that was her comfort.

    • IamK_Antoinette

      @GiGi So sad... but at least she saw it coming... this was probably shocking for tameka...

    • WalkingKontradiction

      I could not imagine being in her position and having to pull my child or any family member off of life support....

      Just so sad! :pray: for their family

    • Gigi26

      True Iam, very true but to have to make that decision for anyone is so heartbreaking.

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      :pray: THAT GOD KEEPS HIM IN HIS ARMS.. GOD WILL DO WHAT IS BEST.. I :pray: THTA TAMEKA GETS SOME PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING AS A MOTHER I WOULD NOT HAVE ANY KIND OF UNDERSTANDING OR BE ON MY RIGHT MIND.. :cry:

    • yallcrazy

      :pigsfly: Laker...................

    • MsDivaRo

      :pray: for this baby, his parents and family at large! God is in control and he knows what is best in any given situation.

    • Usual Suspect

      Yeah, this is a tough one. So many questions...

      What
      Why
      How

      You can only lean on the everlasting arms of GOD. Please and Blessings to all involved.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      IamK_Antoinette says:

      I would not be willing to remove my 11 year old CHILD from life support either.
      ________________

      I know this sounds harsh, but hospitals are not ethically required to keep a deceased child on life support. Hospitals are for the living. The hospital can go to court to remove the life support especially if the bed is needed for emergencies. Legally, the child is dead if the doctor declares him brain dead. :(

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      God bless this baby and his family.

      Sandra, I have a feeling that if the hospital needed the bed so bad Tameka would just take the baby home with the machine. Legally the child is not dead. The child's death certificate has not been signed. The child is alive. :no:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Bird says:

      Sandra, I have a feeling that if the hospital needed the bed so bad Tameka would just take the baby home with the machine.
      _________________

      Don't you mean machines? It would not be practical for Tameka to take her son home on machines that require a small team of nurses and technicians to keep his heart beating and his lungs breathing around-the-clock. It would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per month and millions per year. No insurance company would pay those costs. Usher's money would soon run out. A death certificate is signed when the heart stops beating. Hospitals are not ethically required to keep his heart beating.

    • luVn_liFe…

      Sandra Rose says:

      IamK_Antoinette says:

      I would not be willing to remove my 11 year old CHILD from life support either.
      ________________

      I know this sounds harsh, but hospitals are not ethically required to keep a deceased child on life support. Hospitals are for the living. The hospital can go to court to remove the life support especially if the bed is needed for emergencies. Legally, the child is dead if the doctor declares him brain dead. :(

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      This is Just heartbreaking,God has the last say and he is Mighty!!!
      I Certainly would be Torn on taking my child of life support.
      Shoot when my ma was in hOspice and on her respirator I was Still in that corner praying for her a Miracle.
      Its tough to know you are making that type of choice.

    • luVn_liFe…

      Hospitals are for the living
      __________________________
      They made my Family aware of that

    • IamK_Antoinette

      It's a reality she is eventually going to have to face. I understand the technicalities but I just.... Oh lawdddddd :crying: that would be too much for me to handle

    • http://twitter.com/jetsetdeeva DeevaC

      I don't trust hospitals. Mainly because one when my paw paw passed the day before he went to the hospital and they ran tests sent him home and said we'll call you with the results. The next day he passed away at home and they called to say "his test results were fine nothing was wrong" my granny informed them that he had passed.

      Two when my granny passed nurses and dr's stole her jewelry,

      I hope they exhaust every avenue before pulling the plug.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      The insurance company stops paying once a doctor declares a patient brain dead. Hospitals will have to absorb the sky high costs to keep a brain dead child alive.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      I'm sorry that happened to your family @ DeevaC. :(

    • yallcrazy

      Hush @ Auntie

      Shhhhhhhh :nono: <--finger still
      We know that soon decisions will be made...

      Just right now-----It's coming off as insensitive.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      Just right now—–It's coming off as insensitive.

      HOW is speaking LOGICAL and FACTUAL considered Insensitive Though :think:

      INSENSITIVE (To ME...) is the Blasphemous FOOLS speaking ILL of Tameka while She's going through THIS TRAGEDY Becuz IT has NO PLACE and Is TOTALLY UNWARRANTED :shrug:

      I JUST LOST a Close Relative yesterday that was ON "Life-Support" just waiting to Die... THIS makes the 5th Str8 "July 4th Holiday Period" We've LOST someone significant within OUR Family Tree and to be Completely HONEST... I Don't LQQK Forward to the 4th of July (Just BAD-Timing I Guess...) :coffee:

    • yallcrazy

      @BD
      Insensitive from her, from her font. My post is IMO, you do know that right :huh:

      :hug: I am sorry that you and your family had to go through that for the past 5 yrs. Wow. My heart goes out to you too. That has got to be rough and tough on everybody from the eldest to the young ones.

      Facts are facts True, but it's the timing & that's why I fonted ---> We know that soon decisions will be made…

      I agree that no bad words or thoughts should be thrown her way too. Ain't the time for that mess either!

      :nite:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      I'm sorry to hear about your family member ELove. :(

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ yallcrazy: It's helpful to remember that this is a blog where information is disseminated. I don't mean to sound harsh.

    • Daisy

      I am starting a fast on Sunday I shall continue to pray for Kile and his family during this time. :pray:

    • LuvMySailor

      My family went through this in 2010 when my 48 year old uncle died suddenly from a stroke.
      He was declared brain dead. In the state of Virginia, being brain dead means you medically and legally dead. What they did was remove my uncle from the machines and saw that his body could not fucntion without them. His CO2 levels in his body once removed from the machine also showed that he was dead. The only reason the signs of death like rigor mortis, cold skin et al did not set it was because the machine was keeping his heart pumping and the blood was keeping his looking alive.
      His death hurt hard but because he was otherwise healthy 9 people benefited from his organs.

    • anw_rootbeer

      IamK_Antoinette says:

      I would not be willing to remove my 11 year old CHILD from life support either. She is probably still in a state of shock and disbelief. If I was in her position I cannot see myself making that decision anytime soon. Thats her Baby!!!!!
      ----------------------------------------------------------

      COSIGN and praying for the fam and any1 involved! Sad Story

    • TenderTeeTwo

      I am still praying for Kyle and his family. God please be with this family throughout.

    • KrayZKat

      My heart goes out to Tameka, Ryan, and their families, and especially for Kile. We had to make the decision last November to pull my mom off the respirator. We knew when it was time to say good-bye. There is nothing like having to make that decision and the horrible pain involved. It still hurts like it was yesterday.

      However, for a parent, I cannot fathom having to make that decision for my child. I cannot imagine the excruciating pain of making that decision. All I can say is my utmost prayers are with Kile and his family.

    • Ms. Everything

      My heart is breaking for them but their hearts and faith are in the right place. I don't know if I would be able to take my child off life support either without the decision being made for me and I pray to God I never have to make a decision like that because it would utterly destroy me. Just the thought of dealing with something like this hurts me too bad. Your parents, it hurts but you expect to have to deal with that at some point. Same thing with grandparents and even siblings. But as a parent you never expect to outlive your child or be faced with something like this. I'd rather die today than ever have to face being present at the funeral of one of my children. My grandmother buried my father and to this day I still marvel at how she managed to make it through with the strength and dignity that she showed. As much as it still hurts me to this day, as a parent I know that my pain is nothing compared to hers. Tameka, Ryan, all their children and families and the man who hit the baby, you are all in my prayers

    • sassyshe

      As I sit and look at my baby, I understand where she is coming from, what mother wants to give up on that precious life they brought into the world, you'd feel horrible as a parent that you gave up on your child. However not to sound harsh there is reality. My deceased aunt was a nurse and so I grew up in clinics and small hospitals and she always took me around to see the suffering and said when a person no longer has to be in that wordly pain give them that reprieve and let them move on. When she was dying from cancer and she ended up on life support she made my grandmother promised that if she had to be supported by those tubes more than 7 days pull her off the plug. Thankfully and sadly she passed before. I guess what I am trying to say is that as hard as it is, at some point they have to come to peace with the situation and allow that baby to move on if there is no more natural life left in him. It will be sad but let that baby have the peace he deserves

    • http://www.myspace.com/importedfromnowhere lovebites

      i had a friend that was on life support and in Germany they are not allowed to take the person off even if the family wants them to... he lived. so you never know. He said he heard everyone in the room but it was like he was paralized....

    • free

      my thoughts were with tameka all last night as i was with my own child. i think she has the money to allow more time and expenses where others unfortunately don't. she knows when she pulls him off those machines, she will never see or feel him alive again. his face will be a memory. his touch cold then never felt again.

      hopefully some good will come from this: laws and regulations put in place in the state of georgia that will toughen penalties and require licenses and education for using all types of watercraft.

    • Genia

      My heart aches for Tameka Raymond and her family. I continue to pray for her peace that surpasses understanding. God will show himself soon Mrs. Raymond.

      My heart also goes out to any SandraRose fam members who have experienced this before. I couldn't imagine. God Bless you

    • Ms.Fashion

      Sandra Rose says:

      IamK_Antoinette says:

      I would not be willing to remove my 11 year old CHILD from life support either.
      ________________

      I know this sounds harsh, but hospitals are not ethically required to keep a deceased child on life support. Hospitals are for the living. The hospital can go to court to remove the life support especially if the bed is needed for emergencies. Legally, the child is dead if the doctor declares him brain dead.

      ____________

      I feel you don't take away that decision from a parent concerning their child or any loved one. :no:

      This will effect her for the rest of her life. The thought of burying your child under these circumstances??? :crying:

    • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

      This story is so sad it makes me cry..

    • OutsidetheBox

      Still have Tameka and her son in my prayers. :(

    • TPtotalpackage

      I'm praying for Kile. The only people that said he was brain dead is TMZ. God has the final say so in this.