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‘No One Wants To Say Cancer!’ ‘Alaskan Bush’ Kids Stunned By Mom Ami’s Health Crisis

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The Brown family’s greatest fear may be realized on the next episode of Alaskan Bush People.

In a new preview clip, Billy and Ami’s son Matt and daughter Snowbird talk candidly about their mother health scare — and mention the word “cancer” for the first time.

“I noticed that everybody kind of seems to be in their….We’re all here, but we’re all in our heads phase,” Matt, 34, confided in his sis.

“I think its because nobody knows what to say really,” Snowbird, 22, replied. “Nobody wants to say the word ‘cancer.’”

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As previously reported, the 53-year-old mother of seven is believed to be undergoing treatment in Los Angeles for cancer.

She has suffered in the past from cervical radiculitis, a form of nerve damage in the spine.

It was a really bad, painful thing,” she told

Her husband Billy, 64, is also in poor health, and has a history of seizures.

“Over the years a lot of things have tried to knock us down. We’ve come across a lot of obstacles. But we could fix them all,” Snowbird continued in the clip. “I think why this is the hardest is because we can’t fix it.”

Ami Brown

“My family finds strength with each other more than anything else.”

The next episode of Alaskan Bush People airs June 21 on the Discovery Channel.

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