The Swedish MMA fighter shared a photo on Instagram of him holding his young son’s hand for the last time with the message, “Good night bebisen (baby), you’ll always be with us. Pappa älskar dig (Daddy loves you).”
The tragedy happened on Saturday, in California, when the baby and his 15 year old aunt, were struck by an SUV of a 72 woman, later arrested for hit-and-run and drunk driving (she was bailed out for $100,000). When police got there, they found two victims in the street, but the baby was found “pulse-less and not breathing.”
Parents, Marcus Kowal and Mishel Eder, removed their son Liam, from life support on Tuesday night.
Mishel Eder wrote, “Saying good bye to my light, my love before he goes to save lives. This pain is unbearable. Liam, I love you. Hug your children, kiss them always. Don’t lose patience. Laugh with them often. Get off your phones and play games. #rememberliam.”
“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,” Kowal wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
It wasn’t easy but they decided to donate his organs so they can save another child live so other parents will not go through the same thing.