Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dr. Randy Pausch Passes Away (DAY 146)

I am sad to report that Randy Pausch passed away on Friday from Pancreatic Cancer. He was 47 years old. He is survived by his wife, Jai, and his three young children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe.

Dr. Pausch, a Carnegie Melon University professor, became famous in recent months after delivering "The Last Lecture," about achieving your childhood dreams. It is my opinion that he faced death with a lot of courage and bravery and was able to use his unfortunate situation to help and inspire millions of people.

I first learned about Dr. Pausch and his story through researching the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Since then I have followed him in the headlines as he has made appearances on Oprah and ABC. I also frequently checked his personal web page, where he posted updates about his health. In recent weeks the posts had stopped and I wondered if something was wrong.

For more information about Dr. Pausch and Pancreatic Cancer, please read my posts from April 8th and April 27th.

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