Erin Garner, the oldest daughter of New York police chokehold victim, has been declared brain dead with no chance of recovery after suffering a massive heart attack.
The mother of two and ardent advocate for social justice, went into cardiac arrest Saturday before lapsing into a coma after she suffered a massive heart attack which was triggered by an asthma attack.
Going by NY Daily News, family members rushed to Woodhull Hospital Thursday to say final goodbyes to Erica Garner.
The 27-year-old firebrand remained on life support Thursday morning, her mother Esaw Snipes said.
“She’s not gone, she’s brain dead,” Garner’s heartbroken mother explained. “Physically she is still with us.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton also stopped by the hospital to pray with the family.
“We’re here with the family every day,” Sharpton said. “(Erica) was a warrior. She was a real activist, she was always involved. From three years ago, she never stopped. She was always at rallies, she was always calling me — ‘Reverend, we’ll do this. Reverend, we’ll do that. We’ll do it your way, then I’m gonna do it differently than you.’
“It’s just sad to see her laying there and not the active Erica that we know,” he said.
Eric became an outspoken critic of police brutality after her father was murdered by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in 2014.