Saturday, February 04, 2006

Holmgren's Wife, Daughter to Be in Congo

ABCNews Sports carries this article.

Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren's Wife, Daughter Will Be in Congo on Medical Mission During Super Bowl
By JOE KAY - The Associated Press
DETROIT - Mike Holmgren didn't even give the Super Bowl a thought last autumn when he urged his wife to sign up for a medical mission to Africa.

Four months later, his Seattle Seahawks are playing for the NFL title in Detroit and his wife is packing for Congo, where she'll treat villagers and wonder about the outcome of a game a world away.

"I'm very proud of her," Holmgren said. "She works very hard at a lot of things that are a lot more important than coaching a football game. Her heart's here, even though she is going to be in Africa with my daughter.

"She gets nervous at the games anyway. I told her she doesn't watch any of the game anyway."

Kathy Holmgren started her nursing career as a missionary to Congo. One of the couple's twin daughters, Calla, is a gynecologist who signed up for a mission to Africa with Northwest Medical Teams International, Inc.

The rest of the article ishere.

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