Alaskan Bush People: Ami Brown is enjoying her life and family.

Alaskan Bush People: Ami Brown is enjoying her life and family.

The Browns of Alaskan Bush People may no longer live in Alaska, but their family is growing and thriving in Washington State – and Ami Brown, their matriarch, is enjoying every moment of it. After 10 seasons of Alaskan Bush People, fans have invested in the Browns’ lives, and nothing has been more evident than when Ami was diagnosed with cancer in April 2017. Once diagnosed with cancer, the family was uprooted from Alaska to Southern California, where the mother was treated for stage three lung cancer. The good news is that Ami is now cancer-free and has been since the end of December 2017. But her recovery is far from over.

“It was very scary,” Ami Brown told people in February 2019 about her cancer journey. “But I never lost hope.” Although Ami Brown is much healthier, she often has to go to California for checkups, so the family now resides in Washington, D.C., in the North Cascade Mountains, on a property they call North Star Ranch, instead of the bush in Alaska. Although she has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments that have kept her away from the outdoors for months, Ami Brown is alive and well thanks to this writing, and is slowly exploring her new home with her supporting family.

“Every week there would be more revelations,” Ami’s husband, Billy Brown, told people about their new home. “We’d be like, ‘Oh my God, it’s ours.” We began to realize what God really gave us. There are still pieces [of the North Star] that we haven’t gone to see yet on purpose, so we can explore it later when Ami Brown feels better.

Alaskan Bush People: Ami Brown is enjoying her life and family.

After moving to Washington, the Brown family continued to adapt and grow, with two boys getting married and one receiving a child. Fortunately for the family and the fans, mother Ami Brown witnessed this. In fact, in June 2019, Gabriel “Gabe” Brown had a second wedding at the North Star Ranch to celebrate his love and marriage to Raquell Rose with his entire family.

“I am so happy that my family, especially my mother, could be with us on our special day. Raquell is my one true love and we are so grateful to have met.” God is good,” Gabe told people after his happy day. This wedding, which was attended by five of the seven Brown brothers – plus Noah and his wife Rhain Alisha’s son, Elijah Connor – was a great event for the Browns, who have been through a lot since their matriarch’s battle against cancer in recent years.

“Ami and I have been married for 40 years this June and there is really no better gift than to celebrate their marriage and watch the family grow,” Billy Brown told the June issue. “Noah and Gabe met their partners and everyone has made us so proud.”

The family as a whole (as well as fans of the show) love Ami so much that it’s no wonder Discovery aired a special episode in September 2019 about “the heart and soul of Wolfpack”. Fingers crossed that there will be more episodes of Alaskan Bush People in the future, so that we can all continue to follow the Brown family through the changes in their lives!

Written by Emma Fisher

TV Writer.
Former Senior Editor of


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