By TAYLOR HANEY
LifeOfTheDogs.com Reporter

October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, recognizing women who are battling breast cancer and those who are survivors of breast cancer.

Dawn Cousino

Coach Dawn Cousino

There are many different ways to get involved in spreading the awareness of breast cancer.

For example, the NFL has paired with the Breast Cancer Association. It has created a donation center to receive donations to help under privileged women over 40 pay for breast cancer screening.

LifeOfTheDogs.com wants to shine the spotlight on a woman in the Bulldog family who is battling breast cancer – Dawn Cousino. This is personal for me because Coach Cooz is my volleyball coach. She is such a great-spirited person and so warmhearted.

I admire her drive and the fight in her. Coach Cooz, we salute you!

“Don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is short!! Love deeper, treat people better, and tell all the important people in your life you love them. Have inner strength and believe you can get through anything,” Coach Cooz told me about how battling cancer has changed her outlook on life.

“I’ve used my diagnosis to be a beacon of light for hope and a vessel through which people can travel through. I’m open for anyone to ask questions or gain knowledge about cancer at anytime.” Coach Cousino said.

“I have great support from a multitude of family, friends, and athletes. This is God’s will for me at this time so I accept it gracefully and pray I’ve reached who and how many I was supposed to.”

Here are some things you might not know about Coach Cooz:
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Food: Lemon Pie
Favorite Sport: All
Favorite Artist: LL Cool J
• Favorite Sports Team: San Antonio Spurs
Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory

Contact Taylor Haney at thaney507@gmail.com.