By: WTB BLOGGER
Doctors have listed the daughter of Eric Garner as brain dead with no chance of recovery five days after the mother of two suffered a massive heart attack.
Family members were being called early Thursday to Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn to say final goodbyes to Erica Garner, who became an outspoken critic of police brutality after her father’s death in 2014.
The 27-year-old activist remained on life support Thursday morning, said her mother, Esaw Snipes.
“She’s not gone; she’s brain dead,” Snipes said. “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.”
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
The account refuted a “rest in peace” message from New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, who prematurely reported her death.
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to her mother Esaw Snipes and her family members.