1960 to 2008
Randy was a born just a little two months after this author in the year 1960. In his short life, he did much to help all of us with technology, innovation and to view the world in a little better way. In a way, being my age - his age, created a connect with him that left me deeply engaged with his journey. After reading his book, I was taken back by the thought that in the 48 years he has danced upon the planet and soared well over what most would have thought possible.
Randy was a role model... Look at the way he showed us how to live!
Randy was a teacher... There is much we as leaders can learn from just watching him teach.
Randy was inspirational - We were all taught the grace of facing death in a way that was very inspiration.
For his courage, his honesty, his openness... My hope is that his children will always know that he will always be with us. His spirit was great! My greatest hope is that I can one day face death with as much character and courage as he did.
I will end with a Jimmy Valvano quote:
“Cancer can take away all my physical ability. It cannot touch my mind; it cannot touch my heart; and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever.”
Randy Pausch.... exemplified Mind - Heart - Soul! Forever in our memory!