27-year-old Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner, is reportedly brain dead after suffering a massive heart attack. This comes five days after she suffered from a heart attack, leaving her in a six-day coma, according to reports.
Update: Cat scan shows Erica suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest. Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much.
— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) December 28, 2017
Her mother, Esaw Snipes, told the New York Daily News that Garner remained on life support Thursday morning (Dec. 28), and family members were called to Woodhull Hospital to say their final goodbyes.
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“She’s not gone, she’s brain dead,” Snipes told reporters. “Physically she is still with us.”
Garner has been in a coma since Saturday, when an asthma attack triggered a heart attack.
The person running her popular Twitter account told Garner’s 35,000 followers Wednesday that a CAT scan revealed that she had suffered brain damage “from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest.”
Her father’s pleas of “I can’t breathe!” as he was put into a chokehold by New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo — a chokehold the NYPD had banned — was a pivotal movement in sparking the Black Lives Matter movement and spurred Erica to become an advocate against police brutality.
When her son was born in August, she named her newborn after her fallen father.
New York Daily News reports, he suffered her first heart attack shortly after the delivery, with doctors saying the pregnancy stressed her already enlarged heart.
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