By EEW News Editors
The heartbreaking news that 11-year-old Kile Glover, the stepson of singer Usher Raymond, son of Tameka Raymond and her ex-husband, Atlanta TV executive Ryan Glover, has impacted people everywhere. The family of the critically injured boy, who suffered severe head trauma Friday, is soliciting prayer.
"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."
According to an accident report from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, a personal water craft driven by a man identified as Jeffrey S. Hubbard of Atlanta, crashed into Kile Glover and a girl as they rode on an inner tube being towed by a pontoon boat in Lake Lanier on Friday.
Kile suffered a head injury and was unresponsive when pulled from the lake following the crash.
While various online reports say Kile Glover is “brain dead” the family has not yet spoken specifically about the child’s condition. Officials close to the situation have not publically disclosed details due to privacy concerns.
CNN says the family has held a vigil at the hospital since Friday.