For­mer Top Chef con­tes­tant writes she has year to live

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Fa­tima Ali dur­ing sea­son 15 of "Top Chef." Ali says she has a year to live. The 29-year-old un­der­went surgery to re­move a tu­mor in Jan­uary. NEW York—for­mer “Top Chef” Fa­tima Ali says she has a year to live.

The 29-year-old un­der­went surgery to re­move a tu­mour in Jan­uary.

How­ever, Ali wrote Tues­day in an es­say for Bon Ap­pétit that the “can­cer cells my doc­tors be­lieved had van­ished are back with a vengeance in my left hip and fe­mur bone.” Ali says her on­col­o­gist told her she has a year to live, “with or with­out the new chemo­ther­apy reg­i­men.”

She writes she used to dream of own­ing her own restau­rant. Now she has a grow­ing list of restau­rants to visit and is “sketch­ing a plan” to eat her way through New York.

Ali says “ev­ery day is an op­por­tu­nity for me to ex­pe­ri­ence some­thing new.”

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PAUL TRANTOW/THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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