Despite reports that Ami Brown was just days away from succumbing to stage IV lung cancer, the Alaskan Bush People matriarch is now reportedly in remission. According to Alaskan Bush People Exposed, she's not 100% cancer free but has successfully completed chemo.
"Ami Update: I've been seeing in a lot of other groups and articles that she is 100% cancer free," the webmaster for the Facebook page wrote. "I would like to set the record straight. Ami is officially in remission and for now chemo is over. That doesn't mean she lied about having cancer or faked having cancer. All it simply means is that she is in remission and will be monitored by her doctors very closely. Like most people dealing with cancer, it is something that Ami will have to deal with for the rest of her life and to suggest anything else is irresponsible and utter nonsense."
As previously reported, the 53-year-old was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. In a recent interview with People, the reality TV star opened up about why she always remained optimistic, even though she only had a three-percent chance of survival. "I realized early into this that it’s very easy to want to give up and just die. And on the pessimist side, it could be my last days," she said. "But I have the will to fight." She added, "Worrying about it only makes it worse. There is hope and that hope is having faith in God. You can’t give up. I tell people be happy. Just be happy. It’s a choice. Things can be hard and you just want to curl up but you have to shine."
Recently, however, fans of the hit Discovery Channel show have questioned whether or not she was ever sick, since the statistics were so grim. Many were arguing it was just for ratings. One person wrote, "I just don't see how someone that is stage IV was able to be cancer free so fast. Remember, stage IV means the cancer metastasized to other parts of the body. The five-year survival rate is less than 10 percent. I’m glad she is doing well, but it doesn't add up."
The statement seems to be a response to rumors that claim Ami is 100 percent cancer-free. Many fans were speculating that Ami's cancer battle was fake like fans have long-speculated that the family's reality TV series is fake or scripted — especially because Ami looked well during the Christmas special and her husband Bill Brown told the cameras that her lungs were clear after two rounds of chemotherapy. But Ami's cancer battle is very real and she even experienced a health scare shortly after the Christmas special was filmed.
"Shortly after Thanksgiving she suffered a brief setback and was very ill. She is doing better now and back on the mend," ABPE wrote last month. We're so happy to hear!