Marcus Kowal Is Making A Documentary About The Tragic Death Of His Infant Son, And He Needs Our Help

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Many of us remember the sad story of Marcus Kowal, the MMA fighter whose infant son, Liam, was killed by a drunk driver.

It has been well over a year since the tragic passing of Liam, but like any good father, Marcus has not forgotten about his son.  Equally important, Marcus wants to use his story to help spread the word about the dangers of drunk driving and the importance of organ donation.

That is why he wants to put together the documentary Letters To Liam.

According to the film’s website:

Letters to Liam is a heartfelt and inspiring documentary that showcases the power of the human spirit to overcome even the worst of tragedies. The film features professional MMA fighter Marcus Kowal and his wife and business partner Mishel Eder as they navigate the murky waters of a tragedy that no one would ever want to face, the loss of their 15 month old son Liam. Through Marcus, Mishel, and the community that surround them, we experience this tragedy from a unique and intimate perspective. The strength, grace, and humor that they personify through this ordeal surpasses the tragic nature of the subject, and with compelling interviews from the individuals that have been affected by this tragedy coupled with gripping scenes including MMA fights, courtroom sentencing and testimonials, attempts to change the drinking & driving laws, a world record attempt to raise awareness, to the birth of Liam’s little brother Nico, Letters to Liam delivers a heartfelt, compelling, and engaging look at an ongoing problem that tears at the fabric of American culture.

However, as anyone who has tried to make a film knows, this project is going to cost money. According to the site, even independent films can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to make. They can even run up into the millions.

That is why Marcus and his wife, Mishel, need your help.

By giving whatever you are able to, you can help Marcus and Mishel spread awareness about the importance of organ donation and the dangers of drunk driving.

There is no guarantee that this film will stop all drunk drivers, but if so much as one life is spared thanks to this film, it was worth it.

You can donate Letters to Liam here.

If you have not read about Liam Kowal’s tragic passing, you can read about it here.



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