Erica Garner, daughter of NYPD-chokehold victim Eric Garner, suffered major brain damage after a heart attack just days before Christmas, doctors reportedly told family members.
Garner, 27, has been in a medically induced coma since she went into cardiac arrest on Saturday, the New York Daily News reported.
Her mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, said her daughter’s cardiac arrest was triggered by an asthma attack.
Snipes-Garner said her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August, to which Erica named after her father.
Doctors said the pregnancy had put a strain on her heart, which was later found to be enlarged.
Garner became an activist after her father’s death in 2014. Her father died after a police officer put him in a chokehold while arresting him on Staten Island in 2014.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.