The daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner has been showing small signs of some brain activity and her family is still hoping that she will pull through, her family said Thursday.
Erica Garner, 27, went into coma after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier this week. After experiencing brain damage, doctors called her family into the Woodhull Hospital, according to The New York Daily News.
“She’s not gone, she’s brain dead,” Garner’s mother told The New York Daily News earlier Thursday. “Physically she is still with us.”
Later Thursday, other friends and family members said that Garner was experiencing minor signs of brain activity, asking the general public to pray for her.
“We got the wrong information, she’s not gone,” her mother said. “She’s still here with us. She just needs some time to heal, that’s it.”
Previously, a friend of Garner’s alerted her Twitter followers that Garner suffered major brain damage due to a lack of oxygen to her brain.
“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,” the tweet read.
Garner jumped into activism after her father, Eric Garner, died while being detained by police.
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