As she prepares for the unthinkable — laying her 11-year-old son to rest, Tameka Raymond is speaking out for the first time since his tragic passing. As previously reported, the son of Raymond and Bounce TV executive Ryan Glover succumbed to heart failure after a Jet Ski accident left him brain dead. Since then, Tameka’s been flooded with prayers and support from fans and celebs alike offering sincere condolences. Today, Foster and Glover will reunite at Atlanta’s Wieuca Road Baptist Church for their son’s funeral. No word, however, whether Kile’s stepfather, Usher Raymond, will be in attendance.

Raymond took to Twitter to thank her well-wishers for their encouraging words and to encourage them to donate funds. According to Raymond, the money will be used to work on improving water safety laws in her son’s honor. If you’re interested in helping Raymond with her cause, check out her series of tweets below. –danielle canada