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Ellen DeGeneres Helps Terminally Ill Comedian Land HBO Special

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Talk show hosts often do kind things for their viewers. Sure, people get worked up when Oprah gives away cars, but what about something that really matters? Ellen DeGeneres is one celebrity noted for her charity work. She’s even won awards for her charitable efforts.

DeGeneres learned about an organization called “The Gentle Barn”, a home and hospital for animals that have been abused. Along with actors Ben Affleck, DeGeneres launched the”Small Change Campaign” to benefit Feeding America. Ellen also supported the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund through the American Red Cross. Further more, there’s “Ellen for the Cure” campaign and supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Get ready to tear up!

Quincy The Comedian

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Aspiring comedian Quincy Jones, 32, was diagnosed with stage 4 mesothelioma cancer this past July. He was told he has only one year to live. Last week, he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after he caught the attention of the host.

The disease

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Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from cell in the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. It is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.

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