As Top Chef fans fell in love with Fatima Ali during season 15, the chef fought a tough offscreen battle with Ewig’s sarcoma. Her doctors initially believed she’d won her fight, but by August, “we found the cancer was back and spreading,” Ali, who has just a year to live, says in the new issue of Us Weekly. “Nothing can prepare you for a grim prognosis four weeks after you turn 29.” For more on how she plans on spending the time she has left, check out the video above.
And for more on Fatima’s brave battle, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.
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