Lt. Gov. Henderson asks for support for former US Rep. Mia Love, who's battling brain cancer

Former Utah congresswoman Mia Love speaks at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Aug. 19, 2023. Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson on Thursday voiced her concern for Love, who is battling brain cancer.

Former Utah congresswoman Mia Love speaks at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Aug. 19, 2023. Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson on Thursday voiced her concern for Love, who is battling brain cancer. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)


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SALT LAKE CITY — Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson voiced her support Thursday night for former Utah congresswoman Mia Love, who is battling brain cancer.

"Keep Mia Love alive. Join me in donating to help pay for her lifesaving cancer treatments," the lieutenant governor said on social media. Love served as the U.S. representative for Utah's 4th Congressional District from 2015 to 2019.

While on a trip with her family in March 2022, Love discovered she had a cancerous brain tumor and was given a prognosis of 10 to 15 months to live. Love spoke about her illness at a YSA Area Conference in August, saying she has experienced miracles of both science and faith.

"Mia Love is used to fighting political battles, but now, the former Republican congresswoman from Utah is fighting a battle that is much more personal," a GoFundMe* for Love said.

Love had brain surgery where 95% of the tumor was removed, endured radiation treatments and has been undergoing immunotherapy treatments through a clinical trial at Duke University.

"The immunotherapy treatments, plus the cost of getting to and from North Carolina every three weeks, have devastated the family's finances. In order for Mia to continue the treatments, which have already doubled the amount of time she thought she had, her friends have created this campaign to raise funds to help the Love family," the fundraiser says.

Love told CNN in an interview that faith and hope has helped her on her journey through cancer.

*KSL.com does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Cassidy Wixom covers Utah County communities and is the evening breaking news reporter for KSL.com.

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