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Hero Of The Day: “Simpsons” Co-Creater Sam Simon, Stricken With Terminal Colon Cancer, Is Donating Everything — Everything! — To Charity

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sam simon donates everything to charity

Sam Simon made a fortune as the co-creator of “The Simpsons” and has credits on “Anger Management” and “The Drew Carey Show.” Since “The Simpsons” is one of the most syndicated television shows ever, Simon has amassed a wildly large fortune — so large he doesn’t even know what his net worth actually is.

Earlier this year, Simon was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, and that led to him making some hard decisions. He’s not married and doesn’t have children, so after making sure that everyone in his family was taken care of, Simon decided to donate everything to charity. He’s already created the Sam Simon Foundation, which provides direct food aid to starving people and animals. And he regularly gives to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, PETA, and Save the Children.

And now in his final months, Simon has launched a very special personal project. Keep reading »

Teen Temar Boggs Saves Kidnapped Young Girl

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"It was like fate."

A much-needed wonderful story: An African-American teenager in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who saved a young girl from a kidnapper. Temar Boggs and six of his friends joined in a city-wide manhunt for a man who kidnapped 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas from her front yard, luring her with the promise of ice cream. Boggs and his friend Chris Garcia were riding through the streets of their town, searching for Rojas, when they noticed a car driven by an older white man suspiciously swerving through side streets. The pair of 15-year-olds followed the car and spied Rojas in the front seat. After following him for a while, the driver eventually opened the door and pushed Rojas out. Boggs scooped up the young girl and rode her home on his bike.

“It was like fate, it was like meant for me and Chris to be there,” Boggs told Lancaster Online. ”If we wouldn’t have left [to look for her] who knows what would have happened to the little girl. It was a blessing for me to make that happen.”

The perpetrator is still at large. [Lancaster Online]

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