Why Did The Alaskan Bush People Really Move To Washington?

The Alaskan Bush People clan is compromised of parents Billy and Ami Brown, along with their seven children, Matt Brown, Joshua "Bam Bam" Brown, Solomon "Bear" Brown, Gabriel "Gabe" Brown, Noah Brown, Amora "Birdy" Brown, and Merry Christmas "Rainy" Brown. Better known as the "Wolfpack" by fans, the family rose to fame on the Discovery channel for their decision to live off the grid in Alaska's wilderness. Throw in some curious personalities into the mix, and you have yourself a compelling TV show. However, in recent years, the group's off-screen antics have generated more interest than the actual show. Some hot topics dominating headlines lately? The series' supposed fakeness, the reported feud between Matt and Billy, and the family's move from Alaska to Washington in 2018. The family bought a "435-acre property in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington State" nicknamed "North Star Ranch," according to People.

Considering the Brown family built their success on living in Alaska, it's fair to wonder why they bailed for Washington. The truth? It involves a serious situation.

The family did what was best for Ami Brown

After Ami Brown was diagnosed with Stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer in April 2017, the Browns reasoned it would make sense to move somewhere closer to civilization, making it easier to monitor her health. That place is a sprawling piece of land in Washington where each sibling can build their own house, creating a new "Browntown" of sorts. The best part? It's easier for the fam to access stores, doctors, and other necessities some people might take for granted.

Although we imagine the Brown clan was sad to leave their beloved home, their leap of faith has turned out well. "Every week there'd be more revealed," Billy told People in February 2019 about the transition from winter to spring on their new property. "We'd be like, 'Oh my gosh, that's ours.'" He added, "We started realizing just what God really gave us. There's still pieces [of North Star] that, on purpose, we haven't gone and seen yet so we can explore it later when Ami feels better."

Now that this mystery has been solved, let's explore why Alaskan Bush People stopped airing on Sundays.