COLUMBIA, SC - FEBRUARY 16:  Erica Garner (R), daughter of Eric Garner who died after being put in a chokehold by NYPD officers, campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders during a campaign event at University of South Carolina February 16, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. Polls show Hillary Clinton is currently leading Sanders in South Carolina ahead of the state's primary on February 20.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Erica Garner's family is still holding out hope as limited brain activity has been detected.

Published December 28, 2017


Erica Garner has reportedly suffered massive brain damage due to a lack of flow of oxygen during her previously reported cardiac arrest episode.

According to NY Daily News reporter Shaun King, who has been covering the Eric Garner death saga since the beginning, today (December 28) tweeted that Erica's condition is serious.

Other news outlets had been reporting that Garner was completely brain dead and even suggested that she was nearing death.


Erica Garner, the oldest daughter of police brutality victim Eric Garner, is reportedly on life support after suffering a heart attack on Saturday (Dec. 23).

Garner’s mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, confirmed the 27-year-old’s condition with the Daily News. According to Snipes-Garner, Erica’s cardiac arrest was brought on by an asthma attack. “(She) is still with us. She’s fighting,” Snipes-Garner said.

Tanya Goode, Garner’s foster mother, revealed the severity of her condition. “She’s not doing well and we’re praying. Erica is on life support. She can’t breathe on her own. So, she’s not doing well,” she explained.

Garner, who recently welcomed her second son in August, reportedly suffered from cardiac arrest a few months ago. According to the Daily News, Garner’s most recent pregnancy unknowingly “put a strain on her heart, which doctors discovered was enlarged.”

Erica Garner gained notoriety as a advocate against police brutality in the wake of her father, Eric Garner’s tragic death in 2014. He was placed in an illegal chokehold by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo on Staten Island.

Written by Jasmine Washington

(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)


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