Published On: Wed, Nov 12th, 2014

Terminally ill Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Giving Away $100 Million

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Terminally ill Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is giving away $100 million to charity. The money will go to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Save the Children and Feeding Families.

Simon also established the Sam Simon Foundation, which rescues dogs and trains them to assist disabled vets and the deaf. The man just really loves animals.

The 59 year old was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in 2012. At the time he was told that he only had three months to live.

As he told Maria Shriver of NBC News, “I think that my passion for the animals and against animal abuse is based on the knowledge that these creatures who feel and think can’t speak for themselves and they’re dependent on us for that. And so I feel it’s my responsibility to speak for those that can’t speak for themselves.”

Simon created the long running cartoon show The Simpsons back in 1989 together with successful television and film producer James L. Brooks and the creator of the original cartoon series on which the show was based, matt Groening.

“I get to watch these animals that have been in concrete bunkers their whole lives take their first step on grass, ” he told Shriver. “The thing about animals that speaks to me so much is that my passion for the animals and against animal abuse is based on the knowledge that these creatures which think and feel can’t speak for themselves.”

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