Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner — whose death at the hands of an NYPD officer arresting him over untaxed cigarettes sparked national outrage — is in a coma after suffering a heart attack.

In the wake of her father’s death, Erica has become an advocate against police brutality.

She’s currently on life support in ICU at a Brooklyn hospital.

via NYDN:

The 27-year-old mother of two is unable to breathe on her own, family said.

Esaw Snipes-Garner, Erica’s mother, told The News her daughter’s condition was grave but the family hadn’t given up hope.

“(She) is still with us. She’s fighting,” the mom said.

Snipes-Garner said her daughter’s cardiac arrest was brought on by an asthma attack Saturday night.

Erica, already the mom of an 8-year-old daughter, gave birth to a boy in August, Snipes-Garner said.

She named him Eric, after her dad, family said.

After that pregnancy, Erica suffered a first cardiac arrest a few months ago, her mother said.

The pregnancy had put a strain on her heart, which doctors discovered was enlarged — a condition Erica had not been aware of, her mother said.

As for the current crisis, Snipes-Garner said it’s a waiting game for the mother of two, filled with family prayers and loving support.

“She’s not doing well and we’re praying,” Snipes-Garner told The News.

Erica’s foster mother, Tanya Goode, left the Brooklyn hospital in tears late on Christmas Eve, flanked by two of Erica’s brothers and a sister-in-law.

“I was here last night and I’ve been here all day today,” Goode told The News.

“Erica is on life support. She can’t breathe on her own. So, she’s not doing well,” a distraught Goode said.

Erica’s sister, Emerald Snipes, shared her fears on Facebook Sunday.

“My sister had another heart attack last night and she’s in critical condition,” Snipes wrote.

“I just left the hospital and it’s not looking good. … I pray she makes it; she has two little ones to live for,” the sister said.

She also noted that the family was having a hard time handling the holiday in light of what was going on.

“Don’t even feel like Christmas but I gotta fake smile for my baby,” Snipes posted later on Facebook.

“Erica better get better soon. She get on my last nerve but I’d rather fight with my sister then to lose her,” she wrote.

Late on Christmas Eve, someone who said they worked for Erica Garner tweeted from her account. 

“She is in a coma … I’ll tweet updates as I have them. Please pray for Erica right now,” the person wrote. 

Send up a few prayers for the Garner family. They’re truly in need of a Christmas miracle.


Tiffany Gaines
Tiffany Gaines

Entertainment Industry Executive Tiffany Gaines, Owner and Founder of Shared Success Global (A global online marketing agency/distribution company currently marketing and distributing for over 4000 artists and 40 sub labels worldwide), has been building a name for herself as a woman of integrity and professionalism for more than a decade. Gaines graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, and an emphasis in Law and Society. She has since proved herself as not only one with intelligence and skill, but also a dedicated business woman and entrepreneur. Currently wearing several hats in both the entertainment and hotel industries, she has preserved the highest levels of professional and personal ethics by maintaining a long-term stability in providing access to a network spectrum of quality entertainment sources to both sides of the business. She’s at present, the business manager for Curtis Young, son of the Iconic Dr Dre, former drug kingpin, now currently Amazon’s best seller/Emmy Nominated/Author Freeway Rick Ross, Pomona Drey, formerly of Doggy Style Records/Pimpon Entertainment, American Rapper X-Raided, Son of the late legendary Nate Dogg, Lil Nate Dogg, Billboard charting, national recording artist/fashion designer Christine Storm and 9 times award winning actor Charles D. Clark. In addition to Management, PR and Media Services, she is currently the CEO of LRT Entertainment, Label Manager for Rick Ross Music Group, Chief Operating Officer of Amada Records, Senior Marketing Director of VP Churchill Inc (A high-end apparel company providing options of expression that allow sophisticated consumers to set their own unique distinctions through customization and sublimation. ) and one of the executive directors and content providers of Xperienc. (A three-prong company, catering to the distribution needs in music, videos on demand, streaming services for television shows, short films, movies, documentaries etc licensed with TV app platforms such as Samsung TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku TV, Firestick, Playstation, Xbox) just to name a few. Gaines is also a partner and international hotel broker for the National Hotel’s Association (A global network offering hotels at discounted wholesale rates holding contracts with over 850,000 hotels worldwide) servicing her entire platform of Artists, Producers, CEO’s, label owners, promoters, booking agencies and corporate companies saving her clients up to 75% off retail prices online. Over the years, she has held many positions from both major to independent vastly moving around this circle on various prestigious and exclusive levels. She’s an advocate speaker for the youth, supporter of charitable non-profit organizations such as The National Prostate Awareness Association serving on the board of directors spearheading as director of Media Relations and other meaningful causes of the like. And above all gives credit of her works to the Most-High.

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