People are still riveted by the "Last Lecture", given by Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch last Fall. The winsome 47-year-old is terminally ill with pancreatic cancer. He'll leave behind three young children and a wife.
The video of this lecture has been viewed on the Internet millions of times. Pausch has been interviewed by Diane Sawyer and appeared on Oprah's show.
Unfortunately, most individuals who contract pancreatic cancer die as the result of the disease. Read this piece for my opinion on what really fasinates us about Randy Pausch: