Ami Brown, the matriarchal figure of the “Alaskan Bush People” TV series, has reportedly been given a clean bill of health following a battle with lung cancer that doctors told her she had only a 3 percent chance of surviving.
According to People, the 54-year-old reality star received the results from her latest scans on Dec. 21 after several months of painful radiation and chemotherapy treatments that forced her family to move from their home in Alaska to Southern California. At her worst, Brown reportedly dropped to a dangerous low 77-pounds. People reported that all signs of her cancer, which had at one point spread to her chest and back, were gone.
In an interview with the outlet, Brown shared how hope allowed her to survive, something she hopes to pass on to others going through the same thing.
“You hear the words chemo and radiation and you’re staring down that dark road and I want other people to know that it’s petrifying but you need to keep a little light. I hope they can see that I made it through and that gives them hope. It’s very scary but I never gave up hope. You have to stay positive and keep God with you because he really does perform miracles,” she said. “In fact, I’ve allowed the University of California, Los Angeles to use my medical records for a case study because they hadn’t really run into my situation before.”
The Brown family released the news of Ami’s cancer diagnosis in June, during one of their Discovery Channel episodes.