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Simpsons Co-Creator Gives His Fortune Away To Charity During Cancer Struggle

"The truth is, I have more money than I'm interested in spending. Everyone in my family is taken care of. And I enjoy this."

sam simon“The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon was diagnosed with cancer about two years ago. Now he fears that he may just have months to live, and has decided to give away $100 million to charity.

“Somehow I ended up surrounded by people that love me and care for me and will do anything for me. It’s a good feeling. That’s called happiness,” he said.

Simon has donated to many causes, but one issue that is personally important to him is animal rights.

“A lot of it is selfish, I get to watch these animals that have been in concrete bunkers their whole life, I get to watch them take their first steps on grass, I get to fly my friends out. They’re dependent on us for that and so I feel that it’s my responsibility to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves,” he said.

Simon is also the founder of the Sam Simon Foundation, and organization that specializes in helping service dogs.

According to Wikipedia, in late 2012, Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer which later metastasized in his other organs, including his liver and kidneys.

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