Coura­geous lady

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

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.

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