DAWN Gleeson is a brave young woman. Married to Townsville Crocodiles basketball coach Trevor Gleeson, the mother of two has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has undergone a double mastectomy. Talking about it publicly is a tough call, but with the support of her husband, Mrs Gleeson wants to spread the word to all young women to be vigilant about examining their breasts for signs of cancer. Hers is a similar story to that of Townsville City councillor Natalie Marr, another woman in her 30s who has opted for similar radical treatment. Doctors are optimistic, having caught the cancer in the early stages and Mrs Gleeson is currently undergoing hormone treatment. For Trevor, it must be extremely difficult, watching his wife go through such a draining ordeal. The Crocodiles are certainly pleasing Gleeson on court with some sterling recent performances. Let’s hope they can continue to keep him happy, knowing he has his own off-court battles to face.