Before his life drew to a close, Randy Pausch revealed in an interview and a book excerpt what matters most.
A note from the editors of Reader’s Digest:
Early on Friday morning, July 25, 2008, Randy Pausch passed away in Virginia after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 47.
He leaves a wife and three young children.
Earlier this year, Pausch spoke with Reader’s Digest about what matters most in life — making memories with his wife and three children.
Dealing with Bad News
Many colleges ask beloved professors to give their version of a “last lecture”-what they’d say if they were summing up a lifetime of learning and teaching. But at Carnegie Mellon University on September 18, 2007, Randy Pausch gave a last lecture unlike any other. A year earlier, he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a deadly, fast-moving disease. And just weeks before the lecture, he’d learned that cancer had attacked his liver and spleen. The prognosis: Randy Pausch had less than six months to live.