The Simpsons Creator Sam Simon's Cancer
Why The Simpsons' Cocreator Calls Cancer "the Most Amazing Experience of My Life"
Sam Simon, the cocreator of The Simpsons, has turned a horrible diagnosis into something beautiful. Two years ago, Sam was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer and was given a prognosis of three to six months. Instead of shying away from the spotlight, Sam has spent the past two years working to give his multimillion-dollar fortune to charity.
Sam spoke to Maria Shriver in an interview for NBC about his experience, stating, "They showed me my scans and said these are the scans of a dead man." But Sam says that despite undergoing grueling treatments, he has never been happier. Sam has chosen to donate his fortune to a number of institutions, including his own animal-centered charity, The Sam Simon Foundation; PETA; Save the Children; and Feeding Families. Watch the moving video above.