August 1, 2008 9:40am CST
The other night I was watching an ABC special about Randy Pausch. For those of you who have no idea who he is...he was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. Sometime around the end of July or the first part of August 2007 he found out that he had pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers to have. They did surgery and removed part of his pancreas and, I think, his stomach. He also did a round of chemotherapy. However, the cancer came back. He decided he did not want to live the rest of his life being depressed and feeling sorry for himself. He did a lecture in September called "The Last Lecture". It is basically a guide to living your life to the fullest and appreciating every moment. It made me cry just thinking about it. Its on YouTube and should be fairly easy to find. Everyone should watch this...it is truly inspirational.