Mishel Eder is the girlfriend of Marcus Kowal, the mixed martial arts fighter from Los Angeles, California. Their 15-month-old son Liam was killed after a drunk driver mowed down his stroller in a California crosswalk.
Mishel’s MMA stud is the founder and owner of L.A based gym Systems Training Center. Marcus a bantamweight fighter was a member of Werdum Combat Team. He defeated David Ghobrial by TKO in June, 2009 and Vincent Martinez on February 10, 2010 by submission.
Kowal loss to Hugo Sandoval at Strikeforce- Los Angeles on June 16, 2010, but came back strong when he defeated Kevin Michel at RITC- Respect in the Cage on June 4, 2011
Marcus Kowal’s girlfriend Mishel Eder is the front desk manager at Krav Maga Worldwide, Inc. Accordingly to her linkedin profile she is fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian and knows a little bit of French too.
Mishel and Marcus welcomed their son Liam Mikael Kowal on May 25, 2015. A 72 year old female drunk driver (later identified as Donna Marie Higgins) on September 3, 2016, hit Liam Marcus and Mishel’s sister with her SUV while the two were within the crosswalk of Hawthorne Blvd and 133th Street in Hawthorne, CA.
Mishel’s sister suffered serious injuries but was in stable condition, sadly Liam was in critical condition, he was declared brain dead and and died on Sept 4, 2016 due to his injuries.
Marcus posted the following message.
I want to thank everyone who has been there for us, in all forms and shapes. Thoughts, prayers, in person – whatever. We’ve received 100s and 100s of text messages, emails, fb messages, etc – we have been blown away. Your support means the world to us.
About an hour ago, our baby was declared brain dead. He tried to fight so hard. He even died at one point but they brought him back. He’s a little fighter. His heart is still beating but his brain is no longer working.
Our hearts are broken and there’s a void in my soul but we will get through this.
Again, your support means the world and I wish we could respond to each and every one of you but right now, we are going work through this.
RIP Liam Mikael Kowal
This isn’t easy to write but Liam is going to donate his organs, so that his little heart can make another child live and another set of parents not have to go through what we have to. We’ve been told that we can donate to someone we know.
Therefore, I am writing this post to ask if there is a child out there we know that needs a heart or any other organ. It hurts to write this but Liam loved to share and the person we were going to raise him to be would love to help someone else.
So anyone we know, or someone you know, inbox me please.
Marcus and Mishel, posted photos saying goodbye to Liam on Instagram.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marcus Kowal, his girlfriend Mishel Eder, their families and friends throughout this time of sorrow.
A GoFundme page has been set to raise money for Marcus and Mishel here