By now, I'm sure you all have heard about the tragic story over the weekend when "11-year-old Kile Glover, son of Tameka Raymond and Ryan Glover, and stepson to Usher Raymond, was struck by a jet ski while tubing in Atlanta, GA."
Here is a quick re-cap:
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.
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.
Us Weekly reported:
“Tameka and Usher don’t get along, but in this circumstance Usher is coming to her side...Usher practically raised Kyle as his own. He’s known him for seven years. It is so sad what happened.”
Adds another source:
“He grew close to Kyle and, of course, that has nothing to do with the situation with Tameka...He loved Kyle. This is a terrible, awful tragedy. Usher is torn up.” source
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.” Source
Although the story is everywhere now, I hope and pray that the brain dead rumors aren't true. Neither Tameka NOR Usher have confirmed them even though the above statement could suggest that it's accurate. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. @MoniqueDee_
Source: globalgrind.com, sandrarose.com | image: missberniej.com