Usher’s Stepson Is Brain Dead After Jet Ski Accident: What Brain Dead Mean?
As previously reported, R&B Singer Usher’s stepson, Kile Glover and 11-year-old son of Tameka Foster Raymond has been declared brain dead by doctors following the jet-ski accident yesterday on Atlanta’s Lake Lanier.
According to our sources, [Kile] Glover (son of Usher’s estranged wife Tameka Foster) has not experienced any brain activity since he was admitted to the hospital. We’re told there has been no decision yet as to whether or not to take him off life support.
Usher arrived at the hospital last night and Tameka has not left the hospital since she got there, sources tell TMZ.
Huffington Post via USA Today has helped explain what ‘brain dead’ actually means:
Brain death occurs when all brain activity has stopped permanently, the person is in a coma, and the person is no longer breathing, USA Today reported. However, this state is different from, say, a vegetative state, because there has never been a case where someone has been able to wake up from a brain-dead state. It’s also different from a coma, because people are able to wake up from comas, unlike brain death.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reported that brain death occurs when oxygen from blood is no longer delivered to the brain, which results in brain cell death. Common causes of brain death include stroke, a ruptured brain aneurysm, trauma to the head, drowning or a gunshot wound.
We are praying for the young boy and that God steps in for the child and his family.