The news came just days after Erica suffered a severe heart attack shortly before Christmas Eve
NEW YORK—(ENEWSPF)—December 28, 2017
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Days after suffering a severe heart attack, Erica Garner—the 27-year-old civil rights activist and daughter of Eric Garner—was declared “brain dead with no chance of recovery” by doctors on Thursday, the New York Daily News has reported.
Erica remains on life support, according to her mother, Esaw Snipes. As the Daily News notes, “family members were being called early Thursday to Woodhull Hospital to say final goodbyes.”
The devastating news comes just hours after Erica’s official Twitter account—operated by one of her co-workers—announced that a CAT scan revealed that Erica had “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,” the announcement added.
News of Erica’s condition sparked an outpouring of condolences and gratitude for the work she has done on behalf of justice and racial equality. While Erica’s co-worker has not posted any updates since the Daily News story broke, her Twitter feed is now filled with posts celebrating Erica’s life and expressing love for the Garner family.
— arianna jones (@ariannaijones) December 28, 2017
This is a tragedy for her family & a loss for the world. Erica Garner was an incredible organizer & was already planning to do much more. I interviewed her earlier this month & she talked abt health care & how expensive it was when she sought counseling after her father's murder. https://t.co/XDDphRhswL
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) December 28, 2017
Erica is a freedom fighter @es_snipes praying for her family and community in Staten Island today. Sending light and love.
— Nelini Stamp (@NelStamp) December 28, 2017
— Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) December 28, 2017
Our sister @es_snipes never cared to be a "celebrity activist" and always supported movement organizers around the nation who shared the singular objective that was hers, as well: freedom, justice & equality for all. Mourning her condition and still forever grateful for her life.
— Steve B.I.K.O. (@BIKOINC) December 28, 2017
— Blackstar Flower (@BlackstarFlower) July 17, 2017
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