For those of you who are long time fans of the series, those of you who read every post, or those of you who have immersed themselves into the Simpsons culture, the name Sam Simon is very familiar.
For those of you not familiar with the name, he is one of the creators of the Simpsons, and he is dying of cancer.
A while back there was a post on this very subject, the entire post will be included at the end of this one, but first I would like to share with you a recent development that has been released concerning Mr. Simon and his actions as his struggle with cancer continues, please click the link below and read, I will share with you the headline …… Sam Simon, ‘The Simpsons’ Co-Creator Dying From Cancer, To Donate Fortune To Charity
Read the article here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/sam-simon-donate-fortune_n_3659809.html
TSTOTips original post was published April 3rd of this year, and is reposted here in its entirety
TWEET YOUR SUPPORT TO SAM SIMON
A little earlier today, this came in from Mary:
“This is not really related to the game but… Sam Simon, one of the original brains behind the Simpsons, has terminal cancer. I got to know him through his amazing work providing hearing dogs for the deaf. He drew many of the original characters including Mr. Burns, my personal favorite. I know any support is truly appreciated. His twitter is @Simonsam. Thank you all.”
For those who don’t know, Sam was one of the 3 men responsible for bringing the Simpsons to TV – and that also makes him one of the 3 men responsible for the game we know and love. But, as Mary pointed out, his achievements go far beyond even that. He’s been a leading advocate of animal rights through The Sam Simon Foundation, which he funds, he’s a board member of Save the Children, he set up the Sam Simon Foundation Feeding Families to provide food for people and animals in need, and donated a ship to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for its anti-whaling campaign.
Sam has been told he may only have 3-6 months to live, but that’s a diagnosis he doesn’t believe in. As he said to Howard Stern in an interview a few days bacck, “I don’t believe in miracles. And I don’t believe in 3-6 months. I think it’s an adventure and we shall see what happens.
As Mary says above, if you’re on Twitter, you can tweet your messages of support to @Simonsam.