Jessie Lysiak is a gamer. After repeatedly facing elimination week after week on Season 4 of Fox reality cooking competition “MasterChef,” Lysiak advanced to the Final Four. She’ll face-off against fellow chefs Natasha Crnjac, Luca Manfe and Krissi Biasiello tonight at 8 p.m. (ET).
A yacht stewardess-turned-chef who has dabbled in modeling, Lysiak has become a crowd favorite on “MasterChef.” As we’ve mentioned before, the 27-year-old is the daughter of former NHL All-Star Tom Lysiak (Atlanta Flames, Chicago Blackhawks). Tom was on the July 31 episode.
Unfortunately, Jessie’s NHL dad is also ill. Last week, Jessie tweeted out that she was headed to the hospital to see if she was a suitable bone marrow donor for the former hockey player.
Spent 5 hours at hospital doing blood work to start the bone marrow donation for my dad. The next 30 days is going to be ruff.#cancersucks
— Jessie Lysiak (@MC4Jessie) August 26, 2013
We haven’t seen any stories on Tom Lysiak’s illness, but perhaps the family is keeping the details private. Either way, we wish him the best in his fight. We assume he’ll be watching Jessie attempt to cook her way into the finals.