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Alaskan Bush People Fans Rally Around Bird In Support After Horrifying Health Scare

Even in the vast realm of reality TV programming, "Alaskan Bush People" has something of an intriguing premise. The Discovery series charts the struggles of the Brown family, who live so far off the beaten path that they might never be found unless they wanted to be. This is because they live in the wilderness of Alaska, a place that's extremely dangerous, as true-to-life movies like "Grizzly Man" and "Into the Wild" plainly show.

Still, the Brown family has starred in 14 seasons of the "Alaskan Bush People" series thus far, and there doesn't appear to be an end in sight for their ongoing stories of surviving in a place where you mostly have to fend for yourself. However, as some members of the similarly themed reality show "Mountain Men" discovered, there are some types of crises that you can't really navigate on your own when they suddenly strike in your life.

Fans are showing support after Bird's devastating diagnosis

As was revealed in the Season 14 premiere of "Alaskan Bush People," Snowbird "Bird" Brown was diagnosed with pre-cancerous tumors on her ovaries, which she needed to get removed in an emergency surgery (via Distractify). However, doctors believe that a cancerous tumor could appear in the future. The only way to prevent this would be for Brown to receive a hysterectomy — the surgical removal of the uterus — which would prevent her from having biological children in the future.

The official social media for the show posted a picture of Brown in a hospital bed, with the caption "Sending all love and best wishes to Bird," followed by heart and praying hands emojis. 

Fans were quick to rally around the 27-year-old "Alaskan Bush People" star on social media and offer their support. "Bird is strong & she will get through this. She has her faith & family by her side, & that is all that matters," tweeted @SVUEARP. @RevaWing also offered her support on Twitter, writing: "Thinking of you, Bird... sending prayers and well wishes. Thank you for being so vulnerable and sharing your story with us all."

Meanwhile, Reddit fans of "Alaskan Bush People" were also quick to offer their support for Brown. Redditor u/tumorsandthc commiserated with Bird, remembering their own cancer scare, writing, "While I didn't have a malignant cancerous tumor. Having a brain tumor removed was pretty life-changing for me and a lot to process. My positive thoughts go out to Bird."

Since the Browns have recently lost their family patriarch Billy Brown to another medical emergency (via Deadline), let's hope that they can pull through this crisis together and come out the other side stronger than ever.