Of the thousands of Seahawks fans headed to the Super Bowl, there are two from Spokane who have a very special bond, and are savoring their once-in-a-lifetime experience and living life to the fullest while they can.
Chad Hawley must have the best boss in the world. Months ago, he told him:
?'For your 20 year, I'm going to send you to the Super Bowl if the Seahawks go,'? quoted Hawley.
Chad and his wife immediately thought to invite Mike Williams, his best friend and brother-in-law.
?It took me about maybe a half a second to say, 'Yeah, I'm totally in,'? said Williams.
It took a generous season ticket holder from Spokane named John Gannon, $4,600, and a signed Steve Largent football, but Chad got it done, coming in just under his boss' $5,000 limit.
?I called Mike up immediately and said, 'We've got tickets,'? Hawley recalled ?'I've got them in hand.' And it was glorious.?
Glorious, because back in June, Mike was diagnosed with brain cancer. Stage three. He's had surgery and chemo. So scoring Super Bowl tickets is the ultimate pick-me-up for someone who's been having a rough go.