We all got to know and love Chef Fati during season 15 of Top Chef. Her talent, smile, energy, and amazing personality are all reasons that she became our fan favorite. After the show, Fati was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects bone and soft tissue. She put her dreams of opening a restaurant, and life on hold while she went through treatment.
Fati went through months of aggressive chemotherapy, sharing her journey and struggles with us along the way. She beat the odds, finally being declared cancer-free and ready to get on with her life and cooking. During a follow-up screening, her doctors found that the cancer had returned with force and is now spreading through her hip and femur. With or without treatment, they have given her one year to live.
Fati wrote a poignant article in Bon Apetite Here
detailing her hopes of spending this year living, and finally getting to eat at the restaurants she has dreamed of (from casual places in Queens to Noma in Copenhagen).
Let’s join together in helping Fati experience all that life has to offer this year. She has so bravely and courageously shared so much of herself with us, inspiring so many to keep fighting and reminding us to appreciate life. Let’s help her get the most out of the life she has been given!
With sincere love and gratitude,
**Fati will receive 100% of money raised, any money she does not use will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America to help find a cure for this rare cancer.