Billy Brown Reveals that Ami Brown Spent 20 Minutes in a Death-Like State

Thankfully, Alaskan Bush People star Ami Brown’s cancer is in remission again.

Now, she and her husband are speaking about her cancer and her health.

And, for the first time, they are revealing that she had a serious brush with death after she first went into remission.

RadarOnline spoke with Billy and Ami Brown about Ami’s cancer battle and one truly scary moment when she appeared to have lost her life.

“In November, when everything was over,” Billy says. “She was supposed to be healed.”

As we reported, Ami’s cancer went into remission early last November in what some fans described as a “Christmas miracle.

However, Billy shares that her battle was not over, even though her cancer had been beaten back.

“And,” Billy describes. “She fell over dead for like 20 minutes.”

That sounds so frightening, even though we know that she’s still alive and kicking nearly a year later.

“It was horror,” Billy shares.

He says that even after that terrifying incident, they worried for her health. Both cancer and chemo can be hell on the body.

“We sat there and watched her go down every day,” Billy describes. “And I didn’t know if I would lose her or not.”

For a time, it seemed certain that she would fail to beat the odds.

Billy summarizes the entire ordeal: “It was a real hard test of fate, I will tell you that.”

We can only imagine so. This was trying for the whole family.

The good news, however, is that despite Ami’s hospitalization back in May, she has beaten back her cancer yet again.

But that is not the same thing as saying that she is cancer-free.

“She still has stage 0 primary,” Billy shares. “And there are still traces.”

She has to return every few months for screenings so that they can monitor her health.

“But they took the majority out,” Billy says. “And the growth is really slow.”

Some cancers grow more quickly or more slowly than others. Each has its risks.

Ami also spoke about her experience with cancer.

“When I found out, we didn’t really know what it consisted of,” Ami says.

Ami frames her illness in a religious context, saying: “God gave me the cancer. I look at it as a blessing.”

Not everyone can do that. Some people find their faith rattled by a terminal illness.

“It has taught me to stay positive and lean on the Lord,” Ami shares. “And always let your loved ones know how much they mean to you.”

“Never give up and never surrender,” Ami advises.

We don’t think that she is deliberately quoting Galaxy Quest. It’s just good advice.

‘Be strong,” Ami counsels. “And live every single moment, every day to the fullest.”

That is great advice. We’re glad that she learned to approach life with these values.

But of course we hope that her cancer does not make another comeback. She’s already beaten the odds, and we would all prefer for it to remain that way.


Noah Brown and Rhain Alisha: Married!

It was only last October that Alaskan Bush People star Noah Brown confirmed his engagement. Rhain Alisha went from being his girlfriend to his fiancee.

Exactly two years after they met, the couple took things to the next level.

On Wednesday, August 15, Noah Brown married Rhain in a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Speaking to People, Noah Brown and Rhain Alisha made their first official statement as a married couple.

“We are so excited to start our new life together as husband and wife,” their statement reads.

We would imagine so!

“And,” their statement continues. “We look forward to building new memories as our own family.”

That’s exciting! It sounds like they are already making plans for their life together.

Noah and Rhain also gave a shout-out to fans who have supported their whirlwind romance over the past two years.

“God bless everyone,” the couple says. “For all of the love and support.”

Two years ago, on August 15, Noah and Rhain met in Hoonah while Rhain was traveling through Alaska.

The next year, on April 17, Noah proposed to Rhain while the two of them were hiking in Juneau.

It was months before he officially confirmed it. Unlike most of his siblings, Noah has not continued to be part of the world of reality television.

Together with Rhain, he is forging his own path.

But he is still close with his family. In fact, most of the 25 guests who attended the couple’s nuptials on Wednesday were family.

“I tried on a tux for the first time ever,” Gabe Brown admitted to People. “That was weird.”

Gabe’s mystery girlfriend was revealed earlier this year, leading many fans to wonder if him wearing this tux might be good practice for a wedding day of his own someday.

“It’s been so hectic and crazy because we’ve had to go get these fancy clothes,” Billy Brown added. “We haven’t had time to think about it today.”

Ami Brown was reportedly holding back tears as she spoke to People.

“We are so happy for them,” the family matriarch announced.

Ami Brown’s cancer is in remission, but she has probably wondered more than once whether she would get to see Noah’s wedding date.

We are so glad that she did.

Ami also said: “We wish them years of happiness.”

Of course!

Curiously, People did not include a statement from Noah’s youngest sister, Rain Brown.

Maybe that was because she’s 15, but … she also did not post anything about the wedding on Instagram. Not as of Thursday morning, anyway.

Perhaps she is saving the social media celebration for later, but fans have noticed that she also does not follow Noah on Instagram.

Rain is the family’s de facto spokesperson on social media, but she’s been a little less active in recent weeks.

And considering how Noah slammed Rain as “childish” and a “preteen,” we would absolutely understand if she still harbors hard feelings.

Still, congratulations are in order for Noah and Rhain! And, of course, for their families.


Kody Brown and the Sister Wives Are Leaving Las Vegas, Moving to …

While fans and viewers wait for Sister Wives to return to TLC early next year, they can still keep up to date with the Brown family.

And that family is going through some big changes.

Less than a decade after fleeing from Utah, they are moving again — and leaving Las Vegas for …

In a statement released by TLC, the Browns announce that they are leaving Vegas for (relatively) cooler pastures.

“As much as we’ve loved making our home and memories here in Las Vegas,” the statement begins. “We are excited to embark on a new adventure in Flagstaff, AZ!”

We’re sure that Flagstaff appreciates their enthusiasm.

“We are looking forward to cooler temperatures, the mountain air, scenic views, and the slower lifestyle of Flagstaff.”

A lot of that sounds so great. And, after Vegas, just about any lifestyle sounds slower — even if you’re still a reality star.

Also, you know that the climate is unbearable in Vegas when people are looking forward to the cooler temperatures in Arizona.

As you may recall, the Browns moved to Las Vegas in 2011.

Polygamy is illegal in Utah.

While those laws may have been a well-intentioned effort to prevent abuses that sometimes go along with polygamist Mormon offshoots (such as child marriage), it can make life difficult for consenting adults.

So Kody and his wives essentially fled the state. They’ve sacrificed a lot in order to raise awareness and campaign for the legalization of polygamy.

Now, they’re moving again — into a Flagstaff cul-de-sac with enough space to accommodate Kody, his wives, and their children.

(Well, the 10 children who are still living at home)

As the good folks over at The Ashley noted, Janelle Brown celebrated the Fourth of July in Flagstaff, and spoke about it on Instagram.

“Had the great fun of attending a small town 4th of July parade in Flagstaff, AZ,” Janelle writes.

Janelle continues: “Maddie, Caleb, Axel, Savanah, Garrison and I ran away from the heat for a few days.”

Flagstaff is in the upper 70s today, which isn’t exactly cool but it’ll at least mean lower air-conditioning bills.

“This small town parade is popular,” Janelle boasts. “Bringing in 20,000 spectators every year.”

Janelle is already touting the local attractions for perspective tourists.

Janelle wasn’t done hyping up her experience.

“It was so much fun. Plus the temp was in the low 80s!” Janelle gushes, clarifying that this is “30 degrees cooler than home!”

Some folks consider all temperatures above 70 degrees to be slight variations of “too hot,” but others embrace the heat. Some people actually enjoy 80-degree weather! it takes all types.

“The coolest thing that happened was the huge cheer that went up for the wild land firefighters,” Janelle continues. “Both BLM and Forest Service.”

And she makes it very clear why they are particularly important at the moment.

“With all the fires burning in the West right now,” Janelle reminds her fans and followers. “They really are heroes.”

The looming threat of out-of-control wildfires sweeping through and destroying your home is enough to keep plenty of people from moving to the American southwest unless they have no other choice.

But the Browns are choosing this, and it might be good for them.

Certainly, this move will have to be less emotional than their departure from Utah.

At that time, they were fleeing from potential prosecution for living their lives as consenting adults.

While many believe that Kody is absolutely the wrong person to be one of the “faces” of modern-day polygamy, the Browns have given up a lot to campaign for a future in which the marital choices of adults are respected.

And we’re sure that they’ll continue to do so in Flagstaff.