The inspirational Dr. Randy Pausch lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008, but not before he left a wonderful message for us all. Intended for his 3 young children, his "The Last Lecture", (also now a book) was a powerful one, encouraging people to make their childhood dreams come true through right living.
Although he possibly could have prolonged his life, for a while longer, using alternative/complementary therapies, he chose not to take that route:
"If you have any herbal supplements or remedies, please stay away from me."
Rather than become bitter and hardened, he embraced his inevitable death with grace, dignity and humour:
"I'm dying, and I'm having fun.".
He chose to make his last days good ones, and in doing so this courageous man has left a legacy that has reached, and will continue to reach, far beyond the message he wanted to leave his children. Live the right way and "the dreams come to you".