Jun 10, 2008

Update on Randy Pausch

Sept. 2009 Video: Dr. Randy Pausch Video Obituary
July 25, 2008 Update on Randy Pausch: Randy Pausch Has Died
July 29, 2008 The Last Lecture: A Celebration of Life (ABC Tuesday Night)
July 31, 2008 The Gift of an Enduring Legacy
August 17, 2008 Carnegie Mellon University plans Randy Pausch Memorial Walk

Blog post as originally posted follows:

June 10, 2008: Oprah replays her television show that introduced us to Dr. Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon professor whose "Last Lecture", a time honored tradition at CMU of discussing how you would live your life if you knew you were dying became a Youtube, Internet, and Oprah show phenomenon. Randy is an amazing and courageous father, husband, professor and a man who is dying of incurable pancreatic cancer. Randy's book based on this lecture about 'truly living your childhood dreams' has been published and became a #1 best seller. Randy has said he didn't care about any number but 3. He wrote the book for his three young children and the first 3 copies were for them.

Randy has reported, as of May 28th, that the latest round of chemo created debilitating side effects and was discontinued. Previously, Randy has been involved in a number of experimental drug trials and each time, the side effects and the drugs, themselves, have created such extreme problems that they have had to be discontinued. Doctors continue to try to improve his general health so as to try continuing attacks against the tumors, which had spread.

He reported on June 10th, that he had received a letter from President and Mrs. Bush at the White House, where they express their support and prayers for his continuing strength and comfort. The letter can be clicked on and read in the magnified version.

Shown above:
Randy's determination to live life with joy can be seen above as he lifts his wife, Jai, into his arms, to the delight of the May, 2008 graduating class at Carnegie Mellon. Randy can be seen handing a copy of his book "The Last Lecture" to Al Gore during the commencement ceremonies. Randy was honored by giving the 'charge' at the end of the ceremonies to the young students and they were most certainly honored by his presence there that day.

YouTube - Randy Pausch Inspires Graduates :
Professor Randy Pausch's surprise return to Carnegie Mellon University to deliver an inspirational speech to the Class of 2008 at the Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2008. Pausch was included in TIME Magazine's 2008 list of the world's 100 most influential people. His book, "The Last Lecture," co-written by Jeff Zaslow of the Wall Street Journal and based on Pausch's now-famous talk "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," is a New York Times #1 bestseller.

Please continue to focus loving thoughts and prayers to Randy, Jai, and their three young children...Dylan, Logan, and Chloe.

Randy Pausch: The Last Lecture
The Last Lecture: Transcript Link

Read or Print off a copy of his transcript of The Last Lecture:
Transcript of Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture" as delivered at Carnegie Mellon University on Sept. 18, 2007

Randy Pausch's Home Page
The story of Randy's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
Update on Randy Pausch: in his own words
Randy's famous "Last Lecture."
The Last Lecture:Randy's Book, just released!
Randy Pausch's Last Lecture - UPDATE ETC Global News
Journeys Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood DreamsYouTube - The last lecture of Randy Pausch 1
ABC News: Dying Professor's Lecture of a Lifetime
RandyPauschInformation"The Last Lecture:Randy's Book, just released!

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