Iowa LGBTQ activist Donna Red Wing fighting cancer

DES MOINES — Donna Red Wing, former executive director of One Iowa, is fighting cancer, according to an Iowa television station:

Red Wing had just celebrated her 67th birthday when she was told about the cancer in her liver and lungs


“We’re going to treat it like a campaign. We’re going to put together a strategy. We’re assembling a medical team and the other team is everything else. We’re going to ask for what we need and we are going to fight. We’re going to fight like hell.”

The first battled is scheduled to take place on Monday, when Red Wing will undergo her first round of chemotherapy. Doctors have not determined how many rounds of treatment are needed or the current stage of the cancer.