#EricaGarner: Erica Garner Suffered Brain Damage, Family Hopes For Recovery

Dec 29, 2017, 02:01
#EricaGarner: Erica Garner Suffered Brain Damage, Family Hopes For Recovery

Garner, who named her newborn after her late father, has been an advocate for combating police brutality ever since his death in 2014.

'She's not gone, she's brain dead, ' her mother Esaw Snipes told the New York Daily News.

Earlier this month, in an interview on the webshow Like it or Not, she talked about the physical toll that organizing and activism can take.

On Wednesday night, a message was sent out from Garner's twitter, saying she is suffering major brain damage from a lack of oxygen during the heart attack. Garner's father Eric Garner died in 2014 when he was put into a chokehold during an arrest on Staten Island. And it's clear from the outpouring of response that, like her father, love for Garner and her legacy will endure far beyond her short life.

After a video of Garner's death went viral, activists gathered across the nation to protest police brutality. This comes five days after she suffered from a heart attack, leaving her in a six-day coma, according to reports. She was put on life support on Thursday morning. She became a prominent civil rights leader, met President Barack Obama in 2016 and appeared in an ad endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders for president.

From three years ago, she never stopped. Garner's condition was announced from her Twitter account.

"She died of a broken heart, she had a broken heart because she kept on fighting for her son", Garner told Like it Or Not host Benjamin Dixon.

In 2015, Garner's estate was reportedly paid $5.9 million after they filed a claim for "damages related to his death". "I'm speaking out, me being his daughter", she said in the ad.

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