Randy Pausch Updated – May 18th, 2008

Right away I will tell you that I am not a ardent watcher of Randy’s update page. I go there when I think about him and his family to see what is going on and to see if there is anything specific besides his general condition that I can pray for him and his family.

I was starting to get a little worried that I had not seen any updates to his Update page since the middle of May.  I visited the site on Monday of this week, and was very pleased to see that on May 18th he had what he called, “A Perfect Day”.  Randy comments:

Everyone should have a day this perfect in their lives. Carnegie Mellon flew Jai and me up to Pittsburgh to attend graduation. I had the honor of giving the charge to the graduates at the end of the ceremony. Even the weather cooperated to make it a perfect day with the sun breaking through the rain clouds as the ceremony started. I also got to speak briefly to the SCS and ETC commencement ceremonies. It was wonderful to see all of our old friends and colleagues and I was very touched by the invitation.

I realize that his Update page is probably not a priority in his life right now, and that is as it should be – which is probably why I do not check it daily any longer.  However, I was pleased to see the update and to find out that he had this experience and that the University still supported and invited him to participate in the 2008  Commencement ceremony.

Our prayers and thoughts continue to be with the Pausch family as well as all of those afflicted with Pancreatic Cancer – If you would like to donate or get involved with the organizations Randy has recommended, you can find information on The Lustgarten foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by clicking on their names.

One Response to Randy Pausch Updated – May 18th, 2008

  1. Karen Johnson July 25, 2008 at 5:01 pm #

    Randy Pausch was an inspiration to every person who heard him speak as he battled pancreatic cancer. He showed us how to live life to the fullest and to appreciate every moment until the end. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children as they mourn his loss. He will be missed by all who knew him. Thank you Randy for being such an incredible human being and living your life with such passion.

    Sincerely,
    Karen Johnson

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