Thursday, February 02, 2006

Holmgren's wife/Daughter will miss Big Game

Wife Of Seahawks Coach Departs For 'Super' Mission
POSTED: 4:31 am PST February 2, 2006
UPDATED: 7:56 am PST February 2, 2006
SEATTLE -- Super Bowl Sunday will be a huge day for Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, but his wife and daughter will not be in Detroit.
Thursday, his wife Kathy and daughter Calla will leave Seattle and head to Africa with Northwest Medical teams for a special mission of their own.
Kathy and Calla Holmgren depart for war-ravaged Congo as part of a mission with the Oregon-based Northwest Medical Teams.
The Holmgrens and a team of six others will train healthcare providers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They will also help with critically needed surgeries. Millions of people have died there either directly or indirectly from a conflict that started in 1998.
Kathy Holmgren is a nurse and her daughter Calla is a doctor. And although she loves her husband and the Seahawks organization, Kathy Holmgren also loves mission work.
She said she will be with her husband and the Seahawks organization in spirit.