Ami Brown: Finally Healthy and Cancer-Free?

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Only very recently has Ami Brown revealed the good news about her cancer. We imagine that she wanted to wait a while to be sure before announcing that she is effectively cancer-free.

Now, Rain Brown - the family's de facto spokesperson despite being barely 15 years old - has shared the first new photo of Ami since the good news.

Ami in the Hospital

Fans agree that Ami looks so much better.

There was a time when Ami's odds of survival were believed to be lower than 10%.

She had lung cancer. It head spread to both lungs and to her spine.

Her entire family had to uproot themselves and travel to L.A. so that they could cater to Ami's needs, living close to the hospital where Ami receives her chemo treatments.

They were living in a house where Ami could recover from the rigors of chemo and radiation therapy.

Amy Brown

Fans of Alaskan Bush People had been hanging on to the story of Ami's battle for her life. But for a while there, things looked bleak.

And not just to fans.

Even the family's youngest, Rain Brown, admitted that she didn't know if her mom was going to make it.

The news that she was fully in remission is extremely welcome to fans. it was even more of a relief to Ami's family.

Before the news even broke, officially, some fans wondered if Ami Brown's cancer was cured in a Christmas miracle.

Ami Brown & Family with NASA

(At the time, she was still dealing with health setbacks and was still quite sick; also, we won't tell anyone what to believe, but it was probably a little early to qualify as a Christmas miracle.)

After the announcement that she was doing so much better, some fans responded by wondering if Ami Brown had ever really had cancer to begin with.

She definitely did, folks. But now she's doing so much better. Look!

Rain Brown captioned the photo:

"I would like to give a HUGE thanks to the @nasaarmstrong team."

Alaskan Bush People at NASA

"They cleared the whole building for us, showed us around and even put a small gift bag of trinkets together for us! Literally speechless! #stayhappy #staystrong #nasa"

Rain also clarified that yes, she absolutely touched everything.

(We'll go ahead and assume that this was okay.)

In the photo, you can see other family members -- including Bear and Gabe and Billy -- but all eyes were on Ami Brown.

And Ami looks so much better!

She's standing beside Billy and is wrapped in his arm -- but she doesn't appear to be leaning on him. She's also out of her wheelchair.

Amy Brown

There's more to it than that, though. There's a strength to the way that Ami's standing.

We don't mean that she's ready to start bodybuilding any time soon, just that she no longer seems like she's fighting to stand withe very breath.

If Ami had her wheelchair there and was only standing for the photo, then she's doing one hell of an acting job.

As for the rest of the family present ... Rain definitely looks the most stylish, but we like Birdy Brown's jacket.

It's been widely reported that the family has made its exodus from L.A. and is headed off to "parts unknown." By which we mean Colorado. They're in Colorado.

They traveled to their new homestead via caravan, including an RV.

Fans speculate that they are filming Season 8 in Colorado, though this wouldn't be the first footage captured for the season.

We don't know what their residential situation is in Colorado with their new homestead.

As we've learned from their time in Alaska, the "home" shown on the show isn't always the same as the place where the family sleeps at night.

That's reality TV for you.

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