Lamar Odom's Children Thank Fans for Support, Ask For 'Continued Prayers' - NBC Bay Area

Lamar Odom's Children Thank Fans for Support, Ask For 'Continued Prayers'



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    From left: Lamar Odom Jr., Destiny Odom, Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian at the Teen Choice Awards on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California.

    Lamar Odom's children are speaking out for the first time about their dad.

    E! News has obtained a statement from Destiny Odom, 17, and Lamar Odom Jr., 13, who have been by their ailing father's side at Sunrise Hospital in Nevada, on behalf of their family.

    "Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad. We are here with our family and friends," the statement read. "We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers."

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    E! News reported yesterday that Khloé Kardashian arranged for Odom's father, Joe Odom, as well as the former NBA star's two children and their mother, Liza Morales, to fly out to Las Vegas as the 35-year-old remains in a coma after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel following a drug overdose.

    E! News was told that Odom's two children, along with Morales, were en route to the hospital from New York. Joe Odom, meanwhile, was photographed at Sunrise Hospital earlier Thursday.

    Odom and Morales were together for over 10 years and share three children together: Destiny, born in 1998, Lamar Jr., born in 2002 and Jayden, who died at 6 months old of SIDS in 2006.

    As of Thursday morning, E! News learned that Lamar Odom's condition remains "no better, no worse."

    "Nothing's changed. Everyone is praying for a miracle," the source tells us, adding that doctors are preparing love ones that, should Odom's brain be functional, it could be a very "long term" process of coming out of a coma.

    --Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

    For more on Lamar Odom's condition and how his loved ones are coping, tune into E! News at 7 and 11 p.m. tonight on E!

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