“I AM A CHEF WITH TERMINAL CANCER: THIS IS WHAT I AM DOING WITH THE TIME I HAVE LEFT.”

ARTICLE WRITTEN FOR BON APPÉTIT

Diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma - a rare form of cancer - an extraordinary chef talks about the simple miracle of an ordinary life.

After her most recent diagnosis of her cancer having metastasized, being told she only has a year to live, Fatima pens her thoughts. She shares her hopes and fears for the future and all the things she wants to do – like making amends and spending time with family – but also allowing her alter-ego to take control and not hold back. This is a raw, honest yet hopeful glimpse into Fatima’s psyche at the time – she went on to win the James Beard Media Award for this piece of writing.

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