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Dylan Pausch Follows Father's Footsteps

06-23-2010

Randy Pausch's Son Rallies for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Dylan Pausch, the oldest son of late Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, was on Capitol Hill yesterday to gain support for pancreatic cancer research. His visit came just a few short years after his father visited the Hill to "put a human face on the disease."

Nearly three years ago, Randy Pausch became famous for his "Last Lecture" titled, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams." At the time of the lecture, Pausch was battling pancreatic cancer.

Following his talk on the Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh campus, Randy's message became an Internet sensation, with millions of views on YouTube.

Randy also co-wrote a book, "The Last Lecture," with alumnus Jeffrey Zaslow, that was translated in at least 35 languages. 

Randy died July 25, 2008, at the age of 47, but his legacy continues.

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