She was surprised to learn that she wasn’t the only one going through this experience, there were others who were looking for a network. It’s okay for me to be happy,” and the kids are doing remarkably well.
Pausch died last July of pancreatic cancer at age 47. Future generations of CMU students and faculty, Cohon predicted, will walk across that bridge and wonder just who was Randy Pausch.
This lecture spawned a national bestselling book and inspired millions to believe in the power of achieving their childhood dreams. Randy Pausch lost his cancer battle in 2008; however, his legacy lives on through The Last Lecture.
Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch was an American professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh.
The secret of his speech's appeal was its simple optimism.
Here was an ordinary guy, with an energetic demeanour, who had found himself in appalling circumstances, and resolved to make the best of it.