If you haven't heard "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, professor at Carnegie Mellon University, please take some time and watch this. Below is Randy's appearance on Oprah where he gave a condensed version. You can see his full lecture here. Randy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September 2006. He defied the odds and survived much longer than expected. Randy passed away on July 25, 2008. He was 47. He is survived by a wife and three small children. His "last lecture" is really to his children......to teach them all the things he has learned about life and how to live it to it's fullest. I am sure they will know how great a man their father was.
One of my favorite of Randy's quotes is this:
"Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something."
My thoughts and prayers go to Randy's family. Rest in Peace, Randy.