Ami Brown Cancer -Ami Brown, among the celebrities of Discovery’s reality, show Alaskan Bush Folks, only coped with one of the hardest years of her life–and did so at the spotlight. The matriarch of the Brown household was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer and has been given a slim prospect of survival. Cameras were rolling as her family dealt with all the awful thing, but not all was lost: After months of grueling therapy, Ami was announced cancer-free.
The Browns will update fans on Ami’s progress from the new season of Alaskan Bush People, which premieres August 19. Here’s what lovers will need to understand prior to tuning in.
It Started With Back Pain
Ami was filming Alaskan Bush People when she began feeling extreme pain in her back and had a hard time getting around. Initially, she thought it was just arthritis, but a physician’s scan discovered”a little pill,” which turned out to be stage 3 lung cancer. “We were filming the series and sometimes it was all I could do to just stand there — I had been in so much pain,” she told People. “If we were shooting promo shots I told them,’There is something wrong.'”
The Family Rallies Around Ami
Ami’s physician recommended she undergo 12 weeks of extreme chemotherapy and radiation. The Brown family consulted Spartan Bush People’s executive producer, who clarified the choices on the series.
Members of their family reacted on camera to the news, and how they are relying upon each other for advantage. “Things have been kind of tumultuous, to tell you the truth,” son Matt stated on Alaskan Bush People. “It’s kind of like the world was shaken up. I’d say the hardest part for me is the same as the remainder of the family: watching mom in pain.”
Hitting on a Low Point
Ami went through grueling chemotherapy and radiation at a hospital far from home, in Southern California. Her husband, Billy, revealed that in a certain point, Ami weighed only 77 lbs. “She was only a couple of pounds away from dying,” he told People. “She tries to hide it from everybody but four or five times a day she bends over like a baby and cries.” At one stage, she was given only a three percent chance of success.