Rights groups, artists and politicians have rallied around Erica Garner, an activist and writer whose father's death at the hands of police ignited huge protests, as she fights for her life in hospital.
The 27-year-old daughter of Eric Garner, the New Yorker victim of a police chokehold in July 2014, was hospitalised on December 24 after suffering a major heart attack.
She went into a coma and on December 27; a member of her team said that she had suffered "major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest".
Sending messages from Erica's Twitter account, the team member asked her 38,000 followers to pray for her health.
Thousands of people have sent in their well wishes, including Democratic politician Bernie Sanders, rapper Common, actress Rosario Dawson, anti-racism activists DeRay Mckesson and Shaun King, NGOs the American Civil Liberties Union and Color of Change, and civil rights advocate Al Sharpton.
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Source: Al Jazeera News