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A Week After Accident, Usher's Former Wife's Son Continues to Cling to Life

The son of superstar Usher's former wife was critically injured in a jetski accident on Lake Lanier a week ago. He was declared brain dead two days later, but the youth continues to cling to life as his family asks for prayers.

The family of Kyle Glover, the youth who was injured in a collision Friday on Lake Lanier, has asked for prayers for the youth, according to CNN.com.

"We know God's in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time," Glover's family said in a statement to CNN. That was Tuesday, and two days after reports had claimed the 11-year-old brain dead. However, a full week after the accident, the youth remains in a critical condition yet still fighting for his life, according to reports.

The youth's mother is Tameka Foster Raymond, the ex-wife of entertainment superstar Usher. His father is Ryan Glover, a former executive with Turner Broadcasting and now an executive with Bounce TV, a network that caters to African-Americans. Bounce TV's founders include Martin Luther King III and former Atlanta mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young.

The Glover family has held vigil at the hospital since the accident on Friday, July 6. Usher reportedly visited the hospital early Saturday, but had not returned since.

"We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kyle up, as it's the best way we can all support him now," the family statement to CNN continued.

But after that type of a diagnoses, recovery is rare. However, it is not unheard of. In 2008, Lifesitenews.com reported the story of a 65-year-old woman in Minnesota who regained consciousness after being declared brain dead. She recovered after having life support removed and being taken home to die. In April this year, the U.K. Telegraph did a follow up story of a now 21-year-old who had been declared brain dead by four doctors when he was 17. His father refused to give up and just five weeks after a last ditch attempt to bring him out of a medically induced coma, he was released from the hospital. He is now considered to have made a near-full recovery.

In the local area, earlier this year some considered the recovery of miraculous. The Walton County teen spent more than a month in the ICU in a Florida hospital following a spring break car accident. Garcia's injuries also were the result of severe head trauma. There is also the case of Snellville resident who nearly died as a result of a flesh eating bacteria following a zipline accident. Initial reports listed Copeland's chances of survival ." Although she has lost both hands, a leg and a foot,

In both these local cases, the families had asked that the community at large The family of Kyle Glover continues to ask the same for him.

Laurie Mercedes July 13, 2012 at 10:56 PM
My prayers will truly go out for the child. I definitely believe in the power of prayer and the healing of GOD's hand. For HE is awesome and so powerful. Just keep the faith and know that HE is LORD!
Alicia July 14, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Lil Kyle is covered by the blood of Jesus and there he will remain and make a full recovery. To live out the life GOD has made for him.. In Jesus name I pray Amen!!!!!! Oh God Thank you!!! I praise your name Lord !! Touch him GOD, heal him in your name!!! For this I pray!!! Love!!!!.
tina July 14, 2012 at 01:23 AM
The Blood of Jesus has all healing power!!!!!I pray the blood Jesus flow through little Kyle body and heal him in Jesus name I pray Amen!!!!
BreeD July 14, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Thank you the examples of how God is the final word. Let us continue to pray for this young man and his family.
megan O'Dell July 14, 2012 at 07:41 AM
Do not give up hope..the power of prayer works..my little sister was in a car with my parents and they got rearended and the doctors told us she was brain dead ans to pull the plug..we prayed and prayed and I am glad to say now that about 60% of her brain works..she is 15 now it happened when she was 9..she is still improving till this day!! I will pray hard for him!!!
samantha July 14, 2012 at 08:16 AM
dont loosw faith <3 hes gonna come out like new ' god bless you kyle <3 work hard to get better (:
Miss Pearson July 14, 2012 at 08:17 AM
Lil Kyle be strong for it is Gods will for u to pull thru. My prayers go out to Tameka Ryan & Usher that God will give u all strength & encouragement to keep fighting with & for Kyle. May the blood of Jesus cover you all.
Latoya July 14, 2012 at 08:28 AM
The Lord knows what is best for us, because we are his children and he is our maker. I will be praying for him to get better and continue to live a long heathy life. But for words of strength. Sometimes when we prey, we prey out of selfishness. We forget to consider the person we are preying for and their long term effects if things do go the way we preying and begging for. Its hard so just stay strong. Only thing we can do in life Prepare for the best but be thankful the worst, the lord knows best.
Marsha-ann Williams July 14, 2012 at 09:11 AM
God I come to u today in Jesus name. I'm down on bending knees begging with tears in my eyes, I ask of u for one more chance for this young man. God u said nothing is impossible because you're the most high and we should seek he thy kingdom first. Ask and we shall receive, knock and u shall answer. I pray for health and strength for the family (Tameka, Usher and the Glover family) keep them mighty God and shower them with your love, grace and mercy.
TooBlessed July 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM
God your will be done bless Kile Glover to a full recovery!! He is covered by the blood and by the blood he will be restored in your image...He will began to have brain activity and be able to wiggle his toes and regain all consciousness and memory..I declare this in the name of Jesus!!!
Tammie July 14, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Father God in the Precious name of Jesus Kyles life is in your hand God let your will be done and keep this family during this trying time God let them know that your are the Doctor of all Doctors and nothing can happen unless its your will. I pray for peace that surpasses all understanding as Kyle lays fighting for his life keep him and his family in your loving arms in Jesus name i pray Amen
Tammy July 14, 2012 at 01:01 PM
We must believe that nothing is impossible for God. All we have to do is Trust Him! God knows best, and let his will be done. Have faith! Lil Kyle, we are all praying for you. God Bless
Miss Piggy July 14, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Father God watch over Kyle, bless him lord you are an amazing God and you are all things! Praise him dear God for he has the will to stay in this life. It's not his time, you are the miracle maker and I knw you can do what your will is to do. In Jesus name I pray. AMEN
jennifer moore July 14, 2012 at 02:23 PM
God is all powerful..I plead the blood of Jesus over this baby from the top of his head to the soles of his feet . God your word says when two or more come together in your name it will be done ..Heal him father as a father you know the pain of loosing a son..Thankyou you Lord for your faithfulness in Jesus Name..Jennifer Moore and family
pauline sandlin July 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Dear Lord i pray that you will bless this child give him strenth and also the family, jesus i know that you can do anything, i pray that you will give the docter's what they need to heal this child, i have faith jesus in you, God bless them. In your heavenly name Amen
Valerie Matthews July 14, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Father GOD I come to u giving u praise and worship. I'm thanking u for the healing of this young man for u said in ur word that by JESUS stripes we are healed and I'm declaring in JESUS name he is healed. I'm also praying a comfort that only u GOD can provide to u. GOD u are awesome and u can do all things and I ask u to touch him in JESUS NAME I pray and thank u AMEN.
M. L. July 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM
It is heart breaking to hear about the suffering of children. I hope the family not only prays, but plays his favorite music at his bed side and continue to talk to him. Miracles are possible.
KosherGumbolove July 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM
God is able to do exceedingly above what we ask or think. If any ask, let him ask in faith, without wavering. And we know that ALL things work together for good for those that love Him for those that are called for His purpose. If it be the Lord's will, baby boy shall survive. Trust the Lord for the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Shalom.
N.Woot July 15, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Father in the name of JESUS I come to u first confessing and asking for forgiveness of all my sins I have committed knowing and unknowingly so that this prayer will not go unheard ,now Father I asked that you would touch Kyle and heal his body and call him forth to rise just as u did Lazarus ,jarius daughter and others whom uve healed ,Lord touch him in a way that only u can touch ,heal in a way that only u can heal!!Father we already know that you can do it we are just asking u to do it...also Father continue to comfort his parents and other family members and give them strength. ..for Father its all in ur hands, u said in ur Word that u would never leave nor forsake us and Lord we already know that u are there with Kyle so there is no need to ask u to show we just ask that u show out whereas people will know it was nobody but u Lord!! There is no one like u Lord ure in a class all by urself and I bless ur name Lord and pray Kyle's recovery in JESUS name AMEN...
Tierra Clay July 15, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I'm really praying for this baby!!! Lord, please watch over him and keep him safe!!! I'm coming to you father in faith in Jesus name I pray there is a miracle!!! Keep fighting Kyle and may God Bless You!!!
sc July 15, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Title is a little misleading. Brain dead is the same as dead- not clinging to life. I know because my sister died from brain death. I believe in the blood if Jesus too. During my sisters passing I prayed and prayed that God would not let her die, but she did. Then I prayed and prayed why would the Lord take such a young soul- she was only 19. Then a woman came to me out of thin air and told me my sister was not dead; she was living with the Lord.
Tammy Osier July 16, 2012 at 02:13 AM
SC, for someone suffering, death is the ultimate healing. One minute you have no conciousness and the next you wake up in His presence. We live in a fallen world where pain and accidents can shorten our lives. God is not the author of it and it is not His will for some so young to die; He is the author of life. He delivers us out of these things and sometimes dying is living in His presence. If you've ever been in His presence, then you'd know that it's a wonderful thing. It's so hard though for those left behind. I hope that you have peace concerning your sister. How hard that must have been for you and your family.
Concerned citizen July 16, 2012 at 02:30 AM
I hate to say this, but would this story still be in the news if not for the former step fathers name? How sad that the story has to mention him every time now. He's still a child, who's life has been cut short - a tragic accident. Please stop mentioning his famous ex stp father.
Tammy Osier July 16, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Concerned citizen, maybe, but I think it has more to do with the fact that it happened close to home - Lake lanier is in our backyard, and the fact that it's a child. My thoughts initially, was that usher is a famous singer, but once he was on the lake with his ex-wifes child, and an accident happened, I think we all began to identify in a more personal way (what if it was my child?).
Nunya Brooks July 16, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Kyle is def'ly in my prayers. God has his wings around him and will give him a chance at life.

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