Eric Garner’s daughter, Erica Garner, pronounced “brain dead with no chance of recovery” after heart attack

Erica Garner, the daughter of Police chokehold victim Eric Garner, has reportedly been deemed brain dead with no chance of recovery, just five days after suffering a massive heart attack.


On Thursday morning, family members of the 27-year-old social justice activist—who became a staple of the Black Lives Matter movement after her father’s death in 2014—flocked to New York City’s Woodhull Hospital to bid their final goodbyes to the mother of two as she remained on life support.

Erica has been in a coma since Saturday, when an asthma attack triggered a heart attack.

Erica Garner heart attack

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“She’s not gone, she’s brain dead,” Erica’s heartbroken mother, Esaw Snipes, spilled to the New York Daily News. “Physically she is still with us.”

On Wednesday, an administrator of the outspoken police brutality critic’s popular Twitter account informed her 35,000 followers that a CAT scan revealed she’d suffered brain damage “from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest.”

Per reports, Erica suffered her first heart attack shortly after giving birth to her son, Eric, in August—with doctors saying the pregnancy stressed her already enlarged heart.

Thoughts go out to her family and loved ones.


By: Asia Grace

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