Daughter of Eric Garner suffers major brain damage in heart attack

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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Erica Garner
Erica Garner

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The family of Eric Garner is asking for prayer for his oldest daughter Erica, who suffered major brain damage from a massive heart attack on Christmas Eve.

Twenty-seven-year-old Erica Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, said her daughter went into cardiac arrest during an asthma attack and has since been in a coma.

Snipes-Garner says her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August. Doctors said the pregnancy had put a strain on her heart, which was later found to be enlarged.

Garner became an outspoken critic of police brutality following her father's death on Staten Island in 2014.

She also appeared in campaign commercials for Senator Bernie Sanders during his 2016 presidential run.