Water awareness fund set up by Usher's ex-wife after son's jet-ski death
R&B star Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster is channelling her grief over her son's death into setting up a water safety awareness drive following his fatal jet-ski accident.
Kile Glover, 11, was hospitalised after he was hit by the watercraft while sitting on an inflatable raft on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month.
The youngster, Usher's former stepson, was subsequently declared brain-dead and he died on Saturday.
Foster has returned to her Twitter.com page for the first time since her son's passing and thanked fans for their support and well-wishes as she dealt with the tragedy.
She also revealed she is determined to educate people about the importance of safety in the water, and she has asked for donations in lieu of funeral flowers to establish a fund she hopes will raise awareness of the issue.
In a series of posts on the site, she writes, "I appreciate the hundreds, perhaps thousands of prayers. I'm so grateful to you guys. Kile was the most fun, creative, sweet, respectful boy.
"Many have asked where to send flowers, but in lieu of flowers we ask that you make a contribution to the Kile Glover Fund @ Bank of America. Our goal (sic) to increase water safety - thru (through) implementing laws, policies & education.
"Kile's passing will not be in vain, we will see to this. Bank of America Acct # 3340 3823 9828 or via PayPal email TheKileGloverFund@gmail.com... I love you guys."
Kile will be laid to rest in Atlanta on Friday.
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