The Alaskan Bush People cast, including Ami Brown 53, Billy, 64, Matt, 34, Joshua, 32, Bear, 30, Gabe, 27, Noah, 25, Bird, 22, and Rain, 14, is ending the shooting of their reality television show as mom Ami is fighting lung cancer. According to sources close to the Brown family, Ami’s health condition has progressed from stage 3B lung cancer to stage 4.
Sources close to the Alaskan Bush People cast members reveal that the only footage left to film includes some interviews. The ABP Season 7 episodes that Discovery Channel aired during the past few weeks were actually filmed two to three months ago when Ami’s health status was different.
The most recent episodes of Alaskan Bush People Season 7 have already consisted of quite a few interviews with cast members, especially Joshua Brown. So far, viewers of the Brown family’s reality television show have been extremely disappointed and are tired of watching old footage.
Viewers also expressed their disappointment that Sheila McCormack, the Executive Producer of Alaskan Bush People told Ami and Billy Brown about Ami’s cancer treatment. Why was there no doctor explaining Ami’s health status and treatment?
Treatment Options – Alaskan Bush People – https://t.co/l54XoFuYlN
— JTNews19 (@JTNews19) July 21, 2017
The scenes, which do show the Brown family cast members in the Alaskan bush, were in reality filmed two to three months ago. Browntown, the filming location for the reality television show, has long been abandoned and Discovery Channel’s office in nearby Hoonah, Alaska, has been closed for quite a while.
Read more: You won’t believe what happened to Browntown
Ami Brown, one of the favorite cast members of Alaskan Bush People, was diagnosed with lung cancer in May. Ami’s 6-week radiation treatment (five days a week) is likely over and she should now be receiving her chemotherapy once a week.
In a photo shared by Joshua (the second-oldest son of the Alaskan Bush People family), Ami Brown appears to show no hair loss indicating that she began her chemotherapy most likely in July. Chemotherapy patients can begin losing their hair (head, eyebrows, eyelashes, private areas) as early as two to three weeks after their treatment begins.
— Joshua Bam Bam Brown (@JoshBamBamBrown) July 21, 2017
In addition to the major Alaskan Bush People cast members, the photo also shows Rhain (Noah’s wife) and Joshua’s wife Allison Kagan. On social media, Joshua calls Allison “his girlfriend.” However, sources report that the two got married when the Brown family was in Hawaii.
Read more: The story of Joshua Brown and Allison Kagan
One of the newest additions to the Alaskan Bush People cast is Rhain Alicia Merrill. Viewers first saw Rhain during the show’s season 6 when she was introduced as Noah Brown’s girlfriend. Since the filming of season 6 took place the summer before it aired, the couple had already been together for months.
A closer look at Rhain in the photo seems to suggest that she is pregnant. As Ami Brown expressed in one of the show’s episodes, one of her biggest wishes is to hold one of her grandbabies. Will Rhain and Noah fulfill that wish?
Alaskan Bush People cast member Rhain’s real name is Ruth Alisha Merrill. She is 27 years old and is originally from Oregon. Like Noah, she enjoys fishing and hunting. The couple got reportedly married in Colorado where the Brown family resides when not going to California for Ami’s cancer treatment.
In contrast to Rhain, Allison Kagan is not an on-air cast member on the Alaskan Bush People show. However, Allison Kagan used to work behind the scenes with the Brown family. She has three credits as director of Alaskan Bush People and was the Supervising Field Producer for the 2015 and 2016 episodes.
Since there is much confusion about the real names and the true birth dates of the Alaskan Bush People cast members, here is a complete list:
- Dad Billy Bryan Brown was born on December 3, 1952.
- Mom Ami (Amora Lee Branson Brown) was born on August 28, 1963.
- Matt Brown (Matthew Jeremiah Brown) was born on September 7, 1982.
- Joshua Brown (Joshua Bam Bam Brown) was born on September 18, 1984.
- Bear Brown (Solomon Isaiah Freedom “Bear” Brown) was born on June 10, 1987.
- Gabe Brown (Gabriel Starbuck Brown) was born on December 15, 1989.
- Noah Brown (Noah Darkcloud Brown) was born on July 18, 1992.
- Bird Brown (Amora Jean Snowbird “Birdy” Brown) was born on November 18, 1994.
- Rain Brown (Merry Christmas Katherine Raindrop “Rainy” Brown) was born on November 23, 2002.
All of the Alaskan Bush People cast members have been on the air since May 2014.