had a wife,three small children and the job of his dreams. Everything seemed to be going perfectly, but then hewas diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The cancer eventually went into remission but shortly thereafter returned witha vengeance. The diagnosis was terminal, and there were at least ten tumorsin his liver. Faced with the ultimate realization,Randy could have donemany things with his remaining time, buthe wanted to spend the majority of it withhis family. He knew he neededto take care of them and do thingsto ease life without him, soRandy movedhis family to Virginia for Jai to be close to her family when he passed. He felt he needed to teach his children what he would have even though he would not be there. Unfortunately, they were too young for some conversations. He wanted to teach them rightand wrong, what was important to him, how to dealwith challenges, life stories, etc., buthe realized he would not have the chance to do those things.Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Randy Pausch reliveshis life through a lecture tohis students. What the students take away is more than a discussionof death, but a celebration of life. Diagnosedwith terminal cancer, Randy Pausch relives his life through a lecture to his students. What the students take away is more than a discussion of death, but a celebration of life.