Celebrity chef and Food Network star, Fatima Ali is getting worse.
29-Year-Old Fatima Ali, who stars on the adored show, "Top Chef," has been receiving chemotherapy for more than a year. After discovery Ewing's sarcoma, a fairly rare cancer that affects bones and the tissues surrounding them, in 2017, she began cancer treatment. Unfortunately, the treatment has not helped as doctors had hoped.
Fatima became a beloved chef after winning the competition show, "Chopped," on the Food Network. In January 2018, she began her first round of chemotherapy. Over the next 10 months, she was being prepped for surgery in which doctors were hopeful that she would be clear from cancer.
However, heartbreak hit after her September 2018 surgery; tests revealed that Fatima was not getting better - instead, the cancer was returned and Fatima was getting worse.
After learning the devastating news, Fatima courageously shared her heartbreak and journey with her fans in the Bon Appetit blog, Healthyish. Fatima titled her essay, “I'm a Chef With Terminal Cancer. This Is What I'm Doing with the Time I Have Left.” The essay revealed that cancer had spread and she had a year left to live.
On January 10th, Fatima took to Instagram where she shared a beautiful and heartbreaking message with her 133,000 followers. As she wore a soft smile from her hospital she wrote, “I know it’s been ages since I posted and most may have figured out why. I’m sick and, unfortunately, I’m getting sicker.”
Her news broke thousands of hearts. She continued, “Right now, all I need are prayers; prayers that are simple. I hope because a wish is putting on too much responsibility on the other, that you will somehow find forgiveness in your big heart for whenever I must have hurt you. I thank you a million times over for when you have given me joy. I’ll try to keep everyone updated the best that I possibly can.”
Please please please, keep Fatima in your prayers as she navigates this difficult season. Pray for a peaceful season and that's he feels the love of God each and every day.