Heroes – Dr. Randy Pausch

17 09 2008

A few months ago I started a series called Heroes. It is dedicated to those special people whose life has become an inspiration. You can read the first installment here. This next hero has since passed away but in the last few years of his life he has become a hero to the lives of people he has touched. I saw this video a few months ago but did not get around to posting about it. Tonight, Tzy Wen reminded me about this man when he posted the video on his blog.
The video runs for a good 1 hour but it is definitely worth your time to watch it. Dr. Randy Pausch was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in september of 2006 and underwent surgery in an attempt to halt it’s progress. The surgery was a failure. But instead of giving up on life, instead of shutting out the world and wallowing in self pity, Dr. Randy Pausch grabbed life by the handful and dared people to share his last few years of life with him. He challenged thos ehe met to live life to the fullest as if thier days too was numbered. Dr. randy Pausch passed awaon the 25th of July 2008 after a long fight with his ailment. He leaves us a legacy in his series of lectures he held in his University.
Here then is one of his famous lectures. I give you the late and great Dr. Randy Pausch.

I hope that this video will serve as an inspiration to those of you who have taken the time to watch it. I leave you with a famous saying,

“Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.” – Henry Van Dyke

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