Erica Garner, the daughter of police brutality victim Eric Garner, has suffered major brain damage as a result of her cardiac arrest on Saturday, Dec. 23. Posts from her official Twitter account have been updating followers on her condition.
Update: Cat scan shows Erica 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.
— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) December 28, 2017
Earlier, the account said there had been no updates on Garner’s health and urged well-wishers to hold off on donations.
As of now there are no updates on Erica's condition. She is still in a medically induced coma. Doctors will continue to monitor her over the next few days. We appreciate your individual and collective prayers. You can hold off on monetary donations at the moment.
— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) December 27, 2017
Garner had been placed in a medically induced coma after suffering her second heart attack since August. The issue was triggered by an asthma attack, according to the New York Daily News.
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Since then, messages of support and concern have poured out online, with even more springing up in light of the most recent news.
Have faith. My friend was in a coma and doctors said there was no hope. He defied the odds and is still with us. There’s a long road to recovery but he’s talking and laughing ect. Erica is young and can pull through. 🙏🙏
— beachbunny (@MyDelusi) December 28, 2017
Yes we will. This is breaking my heart. She has endured so much!
— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) December 28, 2017
@es_snipes Drs. were shocked when I came out of my coma without severe impairments. It's possible, despite what they think they see in scans. I'm proof. Sending hope and love. ❤️✨✊🏾 https://t.co/Os2ANjmQSb
— Kimya Dawson (@mrskimyadawson) December 28, 2017
So sorry to hear this. If any family deserves a miracle…
— Ethan Sacks (@ethanjsacks) December 28, 2017
My heart hurts to read this, she is so young.
— Star Stuff (@Statistar30) December 28, 2017
I was in New York last week and I was only there for one night and we didn’t get to hook in this time cuz of scheduling so she planned a trip to Chicago.. man I’m so hurt! I miss her so much. Love you @es_snipes pic.twitter.com/TRSt0fPu2V
— Ja'Mal Green (@JaymalGreen) December 28, 2017
Y’all don’t understand how I feel right now.. to talk to someone and then the next day they’re fighting for their lives.. man this woman is AMAZING and we need you here Erica! We got SOO much more to do.. @es_snipes pic.twitter.com/hF41enD0Hs
— Ja'Mal Green (@JaymalGreen) December 27, 2017