TIME: MMA Fighter Describes 'Torture' After Son's Death: 'I Have Never Felt More Pain'


A professional mixed martial arts fighter whose 15-month-old son was killed by an alleged drunk driver over the weekend described the “horrific” pain of taking his child off life support and donating his heart.

“Being a father is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. But I can’t … I have never felt more pain,” Marcus Kowal told People on Thursday. Nothing comes even remotely close to this. Nothing.”

The athlete and his wife pulled their baby, Liam Mikael Kowal, off life support on Sunday after doctors declared the infant brain dead. Kowal said they donated their son’s heart to help another child live and prevent another family from going through the same excruciating grief.

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