Ami Brown cancer

Alaskan Bush People matriarch Ami Brown is in a battle for her life. The reality TV star recently gave a very candid interview to People about her health and prognosis, which seems rather grim.

The mother of seven is down to 89 pounds. She has lost almost 40 pounds since beginning her fight against stage 4 lung cancer, but she refuses to give up.

“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.”

The Alaskan Bush People star is trying to stay positive and allow her faith in God to help guide her in this battle. “Worrying about it only makes it worse. There is hope and that hope is having faith in God,” Ami said.  “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.”

Ami felt something was wrong about a year ago. “Last fall I had some pain in my back. Walking from the house to the garden, I would get winded. There were days I was just bedridden, but I just thought it was my arthritis. We were filming the show and at times it was all I could do to just stand there — I was in so much pain,” the reality star said. “When we were shooting promo shots I told them, ‘There’s something wrong.’ In December I went to the dentist to get impressions made for new teeth and when they did a scan they noticed a little capsule. That’s how this all started.”

Ami reported to People that her children are handling this about as well as can be. “This was a little drastic for strengthening … there are good days and bad days – for them and for me. But they handle their emotions pretty good. There are days that they have to talk about it and then talk about it again,” said Brown. “I have faith that they will remain strong.”

Ami wanted to give the interview to give others some hope and to never give up in their fight against cancer.

The encouragement and support from her fans has been incredibly helpful. “People will stop us at red lights on our way in and tell us their whole church is praying for us. I want people to see what a big giant family we feel a part of. The world needs more of that,” Ami said.

Ami’s daughter’s Rain and Bird recorded a video message for fans thanking them for their support as Ami’s health issues take center stage for this large family.

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Source: People

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