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Ellen DeGeneres Gives $50,000 to Dying 'Top Chef' Star Fatima Ali

By TheBlast Staff

Ellen DeGeneres is trying to help make the last year Fatima Ali has in this world be the best it can be, so she gave the star a big check.

"Top Chef" star Ali was on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and spoke about her diagnosis with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, which has given her a life expectancy of one year.

29-year-old Ali has an amazingly positive attitude, despite knowing the end of her life is near, but has vowed to spend the last year traveling through Europe and experiencing as much as possible.

"I have so many restaurants I want to go to around Europe," inviting Ellen and Portia along as she travels to "Italy, go to France, go to Spain, go to South Africa. Go on a safari. So many things I want to do."

Ali said she's using the money from a GoFundMe to take care of her bucket list and also says the rest will be donated to cancer research.

Ellen said she should definitely experience it all, and handed over a giant check for $50,000.

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