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July 21, 2016
ONE WORD. "GENIUS"
November 03, 2015
I read your book... and it was AMAZING! Im in 6th grade and i have become very interested in you and your life. You will be missed.
August 14, 2015
Not only did you do great things, you inspired a generation of people to believe in their imagination and that anything is possible. Very much like Walt Disney and his Imaginers, and Pixar but you passed on and for girls to get into mathematics, a tree hero, and Rest In Peace. Sheri Newberry
June 08, 2015
I was given Randy book called The Last Lecture it was the most amazing book I ever read it took me just over 18 hours to read it. I hope his wife and children find happiness in their lives
From Canada
April 09, 2015
You've left a lasting legacy. You've given hope and inspiration to millions. Rest now dear soul, for your toils are over.
September 24, 2014
You did it big Randy! Much love
June 25, 2014
Bless your heart! You were being an inspiration when your own life was in danger yet you selflessly shared with us and I will never forget that. It will be inside my soul from now own. Now just rest in peace brother, knowing you are loved.
June 17, 2014
I am Mahesh Senadheera fro Sri Lanka. I was totally impressed by you Mr. Randy.
June 17, 2014
I am Mahesh Senadheera fro Sri Lanka. I was totally impressed by you Mr. Randy.
November 07, 2013
god bless you randy. U r a role model to millions.
September 15, 2013
love knows not its own depth until its hour of seperation. -kahlil gibran .... The last lecture was very honest and real and very generous of you Randy to share your insight and wisdom with the rest of us and take pride in what you have left for your wife and children. safe journey. jackie spady Edmonton alberta.
September 10, 2013
im 17 and you have inspired alot of kids in colorado for what you did with your book
July 02, 2013
Randy ...you changed my life..you have changed all of our lives...WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU. GOD TOOK THE VERY BEST...MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS.
May 20, 2013
"Randy" inspired me to move past my diagnosis and dare to dream and pursue those dreams and make the most of every moment in time because as it says in Gods word tomorrow is not promised, I am excited about life once again in my psych class i said another book, but i couldn't put it down, you have truly be used by God to give your testimony, and to Jai and the
kids you are so very blessed to have known him personally. God bless and Dare to Dream a Dream is a wish the heart makes...........Nenegurl03 near the happiest place on earth
May 29, 2012
You changed my life Randy Pausch.... you changed my life.
January 31, 2012
These words of wisdom will stretch throughout the ages. though it is a shame that a man of such character was taken too early, he will always be, in many ways, a legend and a hero.
November 19, 2011
As an RN I have experienced death of young people of all ages. What that does is help one to priortize the important things in life because there are no guarantees for any of us about the length of our lives. I read Randy's book and was inspired because of his ability to put into words the meaningful and critical points of his life. I cried when he wrote about how, at the end of his speech, he called his wife on stage and during a hug she said "please don't die". It was such a simple and at the same time such a huge prayer in the form of a plea. How many times in life do each of us have that same plea? I pray that God will bless Randy's widow and children. He has left a legacy of love and now they can move on when the time is right for them.
Vicki M. (Temple Terrace, Florida)
October 31, 2011
Your dedication to getting the last minute of life was such an inspiration...I recorded your whole lecture to the world, and keep it close to my heart. To place ones health aside and continue to be a genuine contributor to life is no small feat, and you did it with such determination. The legacy you left your children and wife is beyond measure and will be treasured forever. No finer example of love for family and purpose in life are to be found...you gave everything to posterity, and we are the better for it. As human beings, we are measured by our actions...yours elevated you to the highest level of understanding...no comparison to be found. Your revelations of your medical condition helped others face their situations...a teacher to the end, and an example of grace to mankind. For your ultimate contribution to life we will always be in your debt. For those in need, your experience in living life will be a new beginning for theirs. You have proved there is more to know about existing in this world, a lot more. Thank you for leaving us with your experience, a gift we will always remember. You were just meant to be here, of that I am sure. On your journey now, may you watch your family with love, and be their guide. Thank you for everything you have done to ease the burden of finality. Peace now.
October 24, 2011
August 13, 2011
Randy Pausch has touched the lives of so so many people. I read his book the Last Lecture and have just recently watched the actual Last Lecture, and I continue to be moved by him. I hope that his family is doing well, his children must be so proud of their dad. I hope that the words at John 5:28,29, can bring you comfort at difficult times.
March 30, 2011
He will always be remembered and continue to teach us through his inspirational legacy.
March 13, 2011
the life of randy will forever inspire millions of people suffering from terminal diseases but would like to give the best of their remaining years to GOD and humanity not knowing how.his story will definitely give them ways and means to influence the world that life is worth the living till the last breath,most especially so if JESUS were their SAVIOUR.
December 07, 2010
Randy was one of worlds greatest wonders. I have listened to his "Last Lecture" many times. Why does it always happen to the good ones! But he has made many people better for being himself. I will strive to be more like him and have applied many of his examples in my life and my childrens lives. (Jai and kids), you were very lucky to have him and he was more than just man, father, dad and leader......He was a Hero and to many and he is definitely mine and this is the way I will be living my life from now on.

-My Best
December 05, 2010
Randy touched my life with the last lecture. His family and him are in my thoughts & prayers.
July 25, 2010
Dear Jai, today is Randy,s second death anniversay! Wish I could have met him. I am a teacher & I teach Enlish to students whose first language is not English. I teah them, " The Last Lecture". He has touched so many lives. I hope & pray that wherever he is he is at peace.
Khozaima F. Ziauddin, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
June 15, 2010
June 07, 2010
I have come across excerpts from the Last Lecture on several occassions and never watched it in its entirety. Several days ago, I wandered into a store and in front of me was Randy's book. I bought and read it in one day and wanted to tell Jai how in awe I am of Randy for his bravery, wisdom, and words of inspiration. I cried as I read it and my heart aches for the loss Jai and the children have gone through but at the same time, it is filled with joy for the love you shared while he was with you.
May 12, 2010
Dear Jai and Family:

I wanted you to know that I have read "The Last Lecture" several times. What a wonderful book and tribute to a special man. I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to go on with your lives. I did not know your husband/father but what a remarkable man. I know that he has touched my life and many others. May your memories bring you comfort. God Bless all of you.

Darlene McGowan - Pittsburgh, PA
December 29, 2009
Jai,
I just finished reading "The last lecture", something I received from a dear friend who also is batteling cancer. My husband also was diagnosed 7 yrs. ago in his fortys, but is a survivior. I want to wish you and the children a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and thank-you for allowing and supporting Randy through his book and all that he did during his last year of life, it truly touched my heart and I wish you the best!! thank-you....sincerely Donna Clark
December 28, 2009
To Randy's family,

I recently received "The Last Lecture" as a gift. Since then, I have not stopped reading. Randy's story has touched my heart deeply.

3(coming up on 4) years ago my father passed away from cancer when I was 13. He, too, was terminally ill. It was a tender age to loose a parent. I survived somehow, and though the guilt stayed with me for sometime, I realized that though it was difficult to overcome...it was almost necessary. Living through someones legacy is highly important...memories are the most cherished thing we can have.

Reading Randy's book was refreshing. It was like a breath of fresh air to read about a man be so happy and fulfilled with his life in a time of sadness. I have read many things about Randy and I can confidently say that though I never had the pleasure of knowing him in my lifetime, I am certain that he was a wonderful man who touched the lives of many people all around the WORLD. And what an honor that is!!

I know it has been a bit over a year since the passing of Randy...it is still raw. I assure you that it does get a little bit brighter. Randy would be very proud to see his family living on, I'm sure. I am happy to know that you are all doing well (I assume) and remembering Randy.

This book has forever changed my life. I wish the best for Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe as well as all of the extended family. I hope that one day the children will see what a great daddy they had.

Randy....thank you for letting the world see your life and opening up. Thank you for sharing your time and dedication.


Prayers, Jordan
October 06, 2009
hola sra. Pausch, I am from mexico and I am sure your husband was one of the greatest mans in earth, sorry my english is bad, fell he make my life better and enormous good, feel happy to konw he change my life, and that he is doing greats things in heaven.
yours. Alfredo Ruiz mexico city
September 17, 2009
Dear Jai,

My husband, Mike. is terminally ill. He has a caringbridge website and I know how much it means to know that people think of and are inspired by all you have endured. I have read "The Last Lecture" and have to admit that your husband and mine are soooo much alike!!! Their SENSE OF HUMOR and outlook on life have inspired more people than you and I will EVER know. My husband has metastatic colon cancer and has fought the great fight for the last 10 years. I know in my heart that his time is getting near. When I read your husband's book, I laughed; I cried; I RELATED to YOU. What is fair about their sickness, their fate??? God has a plan beyond our comprehension and I am trusting that no matter what happnes, everything will be ok. But I'm scared. I don't know what I'll do without him. He's always taken care of me. I guess I am searching for reassurance that I can make it without him. Sincerely, Jenni
September 03, 2009
Dear Mrs. Pausch

My name is Brenda , My Husband passed away at age 37 of pancreotic cancer three weeks before your husband did. My husband Terry missed the birth of our 3rd child by two weeks, We have a 6 yr old girl Madeline and a 4yr old little boy Brandon and after a year of this saddness I think of you often- I never saw his lecture or read the book but want to very much so. Maybe it will help me. I hope all his memories give you comfort.

Benda Leklert
July 28, 2009
I know it is over a year, but today in Cyprus (Mediterranean Sea) we saw for the first time the Oprah Winfrey show with your husband's insperational interview. My husband and boys and myself would like to express our deepest condolences for your loss. God bless.
July 25, 2009
To the Randy Pausch family,
Today is a year since Randy has passed. I am praying for your family I know this is probably a very difficult day. My husband called me last year when he heard Randy had passed, you see he was in th hospital dealing wth pancreatic cancer also. He took it very hard and it seemed like he realized then that this disease would also take him away from his family that he so deeply loved. Hopefully there soon will be better treatments for PC. God Bless You and your family.
May 24, 2009
What a blessing in my life to have had the experience of seeing The Last Lecture. I have bought countless numbers of that book to give to friends and recent graduates. He truely showed us how to live ech day. You will never know the impact it has had on me and I hope you and your family and friends find comfort in knowing he so deeply touched countless lives. Thanks to Randy's sharing his earth-ending journey, we can only be better people for being allowed to be a small part of your life. God bless his soul.
May 13, 2009
April 23, 2009
I loved Randy from the first moment I saw him. He captivated the attention of his listeners. He was such an inspiration to those with health problems and those without them. Such a loving and giving man to his wonderful wife and wonderful children. He was very blessed in life and we are bless because of his attitude to be his best every day and have fun. Randy was a gift to the world in spite of his hardships. He was an exceptional personality full of love and generosity that he so freely shared in his life. Rest in peace dear sweet man and God bless your wife and children with the memories of your lifetime. You have given much to many.
April 03, 2009
To Mrs. Pausch and Family,

I have followed Randy's story and was filled with sadness when he passed away last year after such a brave fight against all odds with his cancer. I just read his book, "The Last Lecture" a week ago and can hardly find the words to express what a truly amazing person Randy really was. Even in his passing his memory, legacy and so much more are such an inspiration to so many.

My sister-in-law just recently lost her 50 year old husband of 24 years to cancer and I have referred Randy's book to her to read. There is so much good that can come of this little book with so much power in it. I am thankful that he wrote it and it has become my number one favorite.

I hope this finds you all well.

Respectfully submitted,

R. A. Dea
January 20, 2009
My brother in law was diagnosed a few months ago with Pancreatic Cancer and has undergone the "Whipple Procedure". My sister is in the honeymoon state of disbelief, but she has faith, and right now that is all that matters.
Having lost my dear Dad to Cancer 3 years ago, I truly can understand what Randy's family are going through and the loss they are enduring.
I read Randy's book, The Last Lecture, and was astounded at his courage for writing this book. It is my hope that if I can get my sister to read it. Randy...Thank you !
January 11, 2009
Dear Mrs. Pausch,
I saw the Last Lecture and have read the book. God has chosen Randy too early but has left us all with many memories of a truly devoted husband and father. I shall always remember his words of wisdom and think of him often. May you find comfort in the coming months knowing people admired Randy and looked to him for strength and encouragement.
January 01, 2009
It was with many tears that minutes ago I learned of Randy's passing. Unbelievable as it may sound I didn't know he had passed until today. In August I viewed the lecture on the internet and quickly purchased the book. I started reading the book just before Thanksgiving and finished it minutes ago. Weeks ago while reading one night I looked for dated information inside the cover as I wondered if he was still with us. I couldn't find a date only the year 2008. Even though I'm on the internet for the most part daily I committed to not Google for the answer to my wonder until I completed the book. That just happened moments ago and led me here. Although his words thoughts and life would have interested anyone with a heart, I was particularly interested because my father is still surviving the same cancer after 4 plus years and I've often wondered what his last impressions thoughts and words be for me even though I've not had the privilege to know them. Dr. Randy Pausch brought me to tears and joy repeatedly in the video of the lecture and his book and for his life and lessons he taught me I am eternally grateful. I can't wait to meet this man in Heaven which is the same I will be wishing about my Dad when he passes.
December 27, 2008
May the peace of this special season be with your family. I know this must be a lonely time for you and the children, Jai. Feel Randy's protective arms around you all.
December 03, 2008
Pausch family,
As an assignment for my senior year, we were assigned to read The Last Lecture. I cant even fathom how inspired I am by it. Hes a beautiful, amazing man and I can't tell you enough how sorry I am. I will keep you all in my thoughts, prayers, and deep in my heart.
November 24, 2008
JAI AND CHILDREN,
YOU ARE ALL HEAVY IN MY HEART WITH THE HOLIDAYS APPROACHING. KNOW THAT PRAYERS AND STRENGTH ARE BEING CONVEYED TO YOU, ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME.
October 12, 2008
Wherever you are now, thanks for your last lesson, doc
October 08, 2008
Jai;

I saw part of Randy's speech on YouTube and was inspired by it.

I bought The Last Lecture book and I am reading it now. I find myself going from inspired to laughter to tears over & over.

I didn't have the pleasure of meeting him but he made and continues to make a difference.

His love for you and his children is very evident and his spirit and strength will live on not only for you and others (like me) but in your children.

God bless you and I wish you and your children the best. You're in my thoughts.

Sharon
October 01, 2008
A co-worker had sent the Y-Tube last lecture video around our office. We all sat listening to every word and was just totally absorbed by Randy's speech. All of the love that he had for his family was just so precious, and then to see him later on tv. I totally became involved with his story and kept tabs on how he was doing by going to the website. I know that he is now in heaven watching and waiting for when it is his family's turn to meet up with him again. Thanks for coming into our lives Randy for a short time and may you Rest in Peace. I look forward to meeting you some day as well.
October 01, 2008
Jai and family,
I didn't know Randy personally, but felt I knew him from his interviews and his book. I asked my husband for The Last Lecture for Mother's Day this year. He listened and gave it to me as my gift. I leave the book out so I can see Randy's picture on the back. Everytime I look at it I think of you and the kids and what a wonderful man Randy is. He will live forever in you and your children. He did so much for people he didn't even know. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
September 30, 2008
Jai,
My handsome, fit, 51 year old husband died on October 22, 2005 from pancreatic cancer. Your family reminded me so much of my own and I felt a connection and a comfort when I read Randy's book, saw his lecture and followed his website. I so hoped he would beat the odds. I wish you the best as you rebuild your life.
September 18, 2008
The first time I heard of Randy was on Oprah. I am sadden to hear that such a great person has passed away. I was praying for a miracle. May the way he lived life inspire others to live the same.
September 03, 2008
I have followed Randy's progress from the beginning and been inspired by his courage. I have the picture of him with Chloe standing on his hands on the wall next to my computer. She so looks like my grand-daughter Jordyn, that I keep it there as a constant reminder of Randy and his love for life. My heart goes out to his whole family. What a magical person he was. I will never forget him or the lessons he taught us.
August 31, 2008
August 31, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, ""I welcome you.""

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......""My day was not in vain.""
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

August 29, 2008
Jai,
i was first introduced to Randy through and email I received a day after his last lecture, I was immediately drawn to him and his words and was compelled to research him and follow his journey, I am an only child who has watched my entire family tree one by one leave this world from one cancer or another, and I always question why,my mom was the last to go at the young age of 56 in "1998" from pancreatic cancer she was diagnosed on mothers day and the whipple procedure was done immediately and prolonged her life for
15 long grueling, painfull months chemo was horrific and by the time she would have a good day it was time for chemo all over again, it was painful to watch and all i wanted to do was make her better take away her pain,find a cure it was my one chance to give her back for all she had sacraficed for me but there was nothing i could do, Randy was an inspiration to watch, and a day didnt go by that i didnt look on his home page to see how he was doing i felt as though he was family and i understood what he was going through and how lost and helpless you must have felt i find comfort knowing my mother is in a better place and realize its my brothers turn to have her since he died so young. we need to find a cure for this beast i worry everyday that i am next and cant imagine what i will do if i have to leave my children. god bless you and yours and thank you for sharing your wonderfull husband and family
August 28, 2008
Ms. Pausch,
I read "The Last Lecture" yesterday and it has enriched my life greatly. My daughter has Acute Lymphoblasitc Leukemia. I couldn't wait to take her the book tonight. I can only imagine the vast void that each of you must be feeling. It must be a beautiful feeling to have been such an important part of a man who still, after his death, is touching lives, changing thoughts and inspiring so many. I will pray for you and your little ones but you must know without a doubt how truely blessed each of you are. I feel blessed to have just read his words!
August 27, 2008
Dear Pausch family:
I was extremely sadden for your loss. Randy was an exceptional person, sharing with the world. I had just finished reading his book two days before he passed away and his love for all of you is everlasting. May God Bless You and keep you save.
August 26, 2008
I just found out yesterday, 8/25/08, that Randy passed on. I have had his name posted on my bedroom wall as a reminder to pray for him and his family! I am forever touched & gratefull for his testimony! May God bless you and give you His peace.
August 25, 2008
Jai , I was very saddened by your loss. Seems that the ones who touch others the most are gone too soon. Your friend.
August 25, 2008
Jai & Children,
Once in a lifetime a person leaves a footprint on the souls of others, Randy is such a man. A true gift from God to we wayfaring strangers on this earth who was able to tell us and show by his example what it is to be a "Man among Men", giving great love to family and friends all the while battling cancer that he knew would not adjust it's time schedule for his sake. It is so remarkable to me that his love of wife, children, students, friends beams forth from him and is so strong that it is not contained by the constraints of the medium of TV, he crosses those boundaries in a giant leap. It is mesmerizing to view the LECTURE, no matter how many times, your heart hurts for him and his family and once again you are reminded of the old adage, the good die young. I feel privileged that I have become acquainted with the book,lecture and the sentiments of friends, which tends to only open your eyes further to this gift of a man. A quote attributed to St. Francis de Sales, Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you. God Bless You All.
August 25, 2008
What a devoted Father, Husband, Friend and human being! His last lecture was truly amazing. He left a legacy for all of you! I know that you and your children have to miss him terribly! I lost my Sister in law to the same evil monster! Know that you are not alone, there are lots of people out here that are praying for you. You are in my thoughts.
August 25, 2008
God Bless you Jai and your children. You and your children are in my prayers daily. Dr. Pausch is a angel that we all know and love.
August 22, 2008
Dear Mrs. Pausch,
It has been an honor and a joy to get to know your husband through his lectures and appearances on television. I was so sad to hear of his passing, but I know how tough it is to survive pancreatic cancer. I lost my husband to cancer many years ago when my husband was 33 and my sons were 6 and 9 years old. I know how tough it is to provide normalcy in their lives while you are hurting so bad. I thank God that I had the children. Life had to go on for all of us. They are so resilient because they have you, but you cannot forget to take care of your needs. Whether it is private time, time with a friend or a counselor, you must work through the grieving process. I know I tended to hide my feelings for the boys' sake, and because of it, I think my grief was prolonged. Just remember to take care of yourself. Lastly, I want you to know that I often think of how your husband inspired me. I keep a quote of his on my computer at work. "You cannot change the cards you are dealt, just how you play the hand." What an awesome guy! My prayers are with you and your family.
August 22, 2008
WHAT A LOSS TO HUMANITY.
August 21, 2008
My friend's husband Doug was diagnosed the same month and year as Randy with pancreatic cancer - Doug lost his fight this past June. Jai, Randy was the voice for all of those fighting pancreatic cancer and those who loved them. He was able to 'introduce the elephant in the room" and made it easier for all of us to talk to someone with a life limiting illness. He was an incredible man - please find comfort in knowing that his messages and legacy will live on
August 21, 2008
Mrs. Pausch,

It's the friends we meet along life's path who help us appreciate the journey.

The Pearls of Wisdom expressed by Dr. Pausch will remain for eternity with all whom he touched.

Thank you for the blessing of allowing it to be shared with the world.

May God bless you and your family.
August 21, 2008
Sincere Sympathy to the Pausch Family.
August 20, 2008
Jai,

It's been a few weeks now since Randy has passed. I'm so sad for your loss. As the days stretch on, you probably can't wait to pull the covers up at night, yet your children are always there to make you smile, to make you remember, to keep you close to Randy. Your husband let us in at such a personal time and we couldn't help but care about him and you and your kids. I've been trying to have more fun since I first saw Randy on Oprah. He was an inspiration and I look at life in a different way now. I wish you peace just knowing he's not suffering anymore. I know your family and friends will be there when you need them, but those sweet kids will save you when the days seem so long. Please know that so many people care about you and your family. Hang in there and take it one day at a time.
August 20, 2008
I first heard of your husband on Oprah. He touched my heart and made me appreciate family, friends, and life more than ever before. When he passed away, I felt the need to read as much about him and his family as I could find. His purpose was to teach us about gratitude and love. It was hard for you to share him with the world when his remaining time on this earth was so short; a sacrifice treasured by so many. Remember 'Footprints' and how our Lord is carrying you at your lowest and lonliest moments. I wish you peace and comfort. We are all blessed for having a small part of your lives shared and his words of wisdom.Thank you and God bless and keep you all.
August 19, 2008
DEAR PAUSCH FAMILY:

MY HEART IS SO SAD FOR ALL OF YOU, BECAUSE RANDY IS NOT WITH YOU IN BODY, BUT I KNOW HIS SPIRIT SURROUNDS YOU. HE IS A MAN OF HONOR AND HE GOT IT. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS WE ALL TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED AND ALOT OF TIMES WE DON'T APPRECIATE THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE. I AM A SINGLE MOM AND HAVE RAISED MY 17YR OLD BY MYSELF. MY HUSBAND LEFT ME 5 MONTHS PREGNANT FOR ANOTHER WOMEN THAT HAS SINCE LEFT HIM. HE HAS NOT HAD ANY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY SON AT ALL AND MY SON HAS SUFFERED FROM THAT. I WOULD ALWAYS TELL HIM YOU WILL BE SORRY ONE DAY FOR HURTING YOUR SON THAT WAY. I WOULD GO TO MY SONS BALL GAMES AND TEAR UP BECAUSE HE HAD NO DAD TO WATCH HIM PLAY. I KNOW YOUR CHILDREN MISS THEIR DAD, BUT I AM SO GREATFUL THAT THEY HAD THE BEST DAD THEY COULD HAVE EVER ASKED FOR AND THAT YOU HAD THE BEST HUSBAND YOU COULD HAVE EVER ASKED FOR AND THAT YOU CAN HOLD ONTO THOSE BEAUITFUL MEMORIES FOREVER UNTIL YOU SEE HIM AGAIN IN GODS KINGDOM. RANDY UNDERSTOOD WHAT WAS REALLY IMORTANT IN LIFE AND CHERISHED EVERY MOMENT AND FOR THAT I HOPE HIS HEART IS FILLED WITH JOY. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND KNOW THAT I PRAY FOR YOU EVERY DAY.
August 19, 2008
DEAR PAUSCH FAMILY:

MY HEART IS SO SAD FOR ALL OF YOU, BECAUSE RANDY IS NOT WITH YOU IN BODY, BUT I KNOW HIS SPIRIT SURROUNDS YOU. HE IS A MAN OF HONOR AND HE GOT IT. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS WE ALL TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED AND ALOT OF TIMES WE DON'T APPRECIATE THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE. I AM A SINGLE MOM AND HAVE RAISED MY 17YR OLF BY MYSELF. MY HUSBAND LEFT ME 5 MONTHS PREGNANT FOR ANOTHER WOMEN THAT HAS SINCE LEFT HIM. HE HAS NOT HAD ANY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY SON AT ALL AND MY SON HAS SUFFERED FROM THAT. I WOULD ALWAYS TELL HIM YOU WILL BE SORRY ONE DAY FOR HURTING YOUR SON THAT WAY. I WOULD GO TO MY SONS BALL GAMES AND TEAR UP BECAUSE HE HAD NO DAD TO WATCH HIM PLAY. I KNOW YOUR CHILDREN MISS THEIR DAD, BUT I AM SO GREATFUL THAT THEY HAD THE BEST DAD THEY COULD HAVE EVER ASKED FOR AND THAT YOU HAD THE BEST HUSBAND YOU COULD HAVE EVER ASKED FOR AND THAT YOU VCAN HOLD ONTO THOSE BEAUITFUL MEMORIES FOREVER UNTIL YOU SEE HIM AGAIN IN GODS KINGDOM. RANDY UNDERSTOOD WHAT WAS REALLY IMORTANT IN LIFE AND CHERISHED EVERY MOMENT AND FOR THAT I HOPE HIS HEART IS FILLED WITH JOY. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND KNOW THAT I PRAY FOR YOU EVERY DAY.
August 18, 2008
Jai,
Death does not end relationships. It only transforms them. It's true, just ask Randy. Remember, the next time you think you smell him or he leaves something out of place, he is there for you. Even Dr. Randy would agree that matter and energy can only be transformed not destroyed. Remind the children when they need reminding. Show the children when he leaves evidence behind for you. Thank you for sharing Randy with us.
August 17, 2008
I just had an awe inspiring experience - I just watched Randy's interview with Diane Sawyer and his last lecture AGAIN. Every time I read his blog or read news about him online I was overwhelmed by his strength of character. What a great man! I am so happy he was able to impart to all of you his love, his kindness and his wisdom. May you and the children keep smiling as you caress his memories. He will always be with you.
August 17, 2008
Such an amazing, amazing man, who possessed such dignity and inspiration.

The world needs more people like him.

God bless his wife and children.
August 16, 2008
Mrs. Pausch,
My kids & I are continuing to pray for your family. For Randy, my late husband Joe (pictured), & all who have had so much Tigger left to share with the world.. but have had their lives taken by pancreatic cancer- Let's have more research, find better treatment options, & never give up hope for the discovery of a cure. This disease does not play fair. God bless & comfort you always,
Janice
August 16, 2008
what a great inspiration for life!
August 16, 2008
To the family, I first saw his lecture and thought what an inspiration for those who are terminal. I can only imagine what you are going thru. Please keep in mind the hope and comfort from God's word, the Bible. It offers comfort to the bereaved by letting us know that we have the promise from God's son that a resurrection will take place and we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again. Your family has my deepest sympathy. Amy
August 16, 2008
Mrs. Pausch and Family,
You have my deepest sympathy. May knowing that there are those who feel for you and your family give you a measure of comfort. You could see he was a wonderful Husband, Father, Teacher, Friend and a Man!

May god who comforts us in all our pains and sorrows strengthen you to endure.

“He [Jehovah God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. And the One seated on the throne said: ‘Look! I am making all things new.’ Also, he says: ‘Write, because these words are faithful and true.’”
August 15, 2008
Beloved Pausch Family,

By way of beauty, grace and strength, I do know you. For that which steal away in your heart, now brings light to the world. And as a flower grows praising only sky, so has the love of many, who think of you as friend. As family. For in heart felt places our prayers, our thoughts are of you. And of that which binds, making us one.

It is so that morning comes, with blush does kiss gray dawn. And through kindly pursuasion, her patience has its perfect works. For shadows fade in places unseen, and surrenders to coming day.

Hope drifts not afar, seen as children at play. And the wishes, dreams and hopes of a father, are reborn in innocence and love. From the worlds glistening seas and true constant, love surrounds Cloe in effortless persuasion. And in gentleness her loving capacity seeks far reaches, with a resilience of being. The world will know him as a friend, for Logan's adventurous nature and kindness of spirit will carry him afar. His compassion, sensibilities and loyalties will find him to be loved. As clear as the northern sky, his search for truth and will of fixed purpose, even now serves him well. For in Dylan, hope, understanding and love, flourishes in a magnificent way. He stands as his father's son, and no better man to be.

A mother's love holds them. In her strength they will not bend. Her wisdom guides them. And through her spirit, they will know a father's dream. Their father's love.

"Jai," we love you.
August 15, 2008
My son is a 4th year student at the University of Virginia. He told me about Randy's talk on time management last fall about which the entire campus raved. I am very proud as a parent of a Wahoo to know that Randy Pausch taught at UVA for a time. I listened to the online "Last Lecture" as well as the "Time Management Lecture" and I fell in love with his wonderful style of connecting with the audience. Being in the medical profession, I followed his progression through his terrible disease. What a tremendous loss for all of the students in of America as well as the plain ole folks like myself. I was truly inspired by everything he had to say. My prayers and thoughts are with his family at this time.
August 15, 2008
It is nearly 3 weeks since Randy's passing and I think of Jai and the kids all the time. I pray that God be with you during these hard times and pray that Randy is home with the Lord. God bless him for the strength to do what he did.
August 14, 2008
I had purchased Randy's book the weekend of mother's day and had lent it to to others to read. I finally got it back and didn't know when I would have time to read it. My family and I were going away for the weekend and I was getting some things together and decided that I would take the book just in case I had time to read it over the weekend. When I arrived at work that morning, I logged into the the internet to check my emails. WOW, was I taken aback when I read the news about Randy's passing that morning. I guess that was my sign to read the book. So I began reading it that weekend. What a wonderful story he had to tell. And what great inspiration for everyone. The first person that I loaned it to told me that my girls (ages 20 & 17) should read it because he gives some great life lessons. Wow, was she right.

I lost my mother to breast cancer 6-1/2 years ago and you do learn alot from going through this. You become more caring and I always tell people not take things for granted - Life is too precious!

I wish you and your family well and may good bless you. We are all put here on this earth for a reason, Randy found his and may we all find ours.
August 13, 2008
was going thru saved email and found this poem i saved to print next to email with R.P.'s website. so I think I was meant to put it here:

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
August 13, 2008
Randy was a true inspiration to so many people; most who he never knew; what an incredible legacy for your family. I hope for peace for you and your children. I will never forget him!!
August 13, 2008
Dear Pausch Family - You all are in my thoughts and prayers today and always. May God bless you, watch over you and keep you in His care.
August 13, 2008
To Randy's lovely Wife and Children: We wish peace and comfort as the days go by-you will see him again someday.
August 13, 2008
what a wonderful human being.
at this difficult time, please know that this man, your husband, father, son, has done so much to inspire people everywhere. the world is a better place to have had Randy in it, if only for a short time.
i never met him personally but i read his writings. what a wonderful man.
your family has my deepest sympathy.
August 12, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 12, 2008
My mother had pancreatic cancer so I followed Randy life with hope. I was on vacation and only just learned of his passing. I am sad for the family but know that my mother will find a true friend in him. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us. sincerely jeanette
August 12, 2008
Jai:

There is a new angel in heaven and his name is Randy.
I just finished his book and it was amazing. I lost my brother two and a half years ago to colon cancer at the age of 49 and I miss him every day. We are all in this jorney together.
August 12, 2008
To the Family of Randy Pausch
I have been praying for him he was an incredible person he touch my life he was very inspirational.
August 12, 2008
What an inspiration he was, and how he touched so many lives. I never met the man but felt such a loss when I heard of his passing and cried as though I knew him all my life. My sympathies to the family and the world for we have lost such a superior individual
August 11, 2008
Thank you for sharing Randy with the world. I so enjoyed reading The Last Lecture and it has left a profound footprint on my heart. He truly was an inspiration. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort during this difficult time knowing that Randy has touched so many lives. You are in my thoughts and prayers
August 11, 2008
Dear Pauch Family,
I feel honored to have been able to watch your husband and father on television. I don't understand why I feel his loss so deeply, and never knew him. If he was truly as he seemed, you all are extremely blessed to have had him in your life. This loss is unfathomable, and I pray his legacy lives on in all of your family. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us.
August 11, 2008
When my good friend's dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, I was lost as to how to help. Although my father passed away in 2000, it was a sudden death and I have never had to deal with the agony that she was preparing for. Thank you, Dr. Pausch, for giving her so much light as she dealt with the painful process. After her father's death last August, you gave her hope that this terrible disease could be fought and that great things could come from that fight. Dr. Pausch was an incredible man who gave everything he could to the fight. He is an inspiration to all of us!
August 10, 2008
I speak of Randy as if for the first time. For when I look behind and see his face, my resolve fades in dark mist. And distant thoughts betray me, with a grievous momentary feel. Amidst the legions, tears hide in rain. And again, I search for what is real. Something to hold onto, in an uncertain world where angels do fall. As a whisper that breathes, his truth is told. For it is whole. It is living. It is complete. And with welcome, with favor, it blossoms, flourishes on distant shores. And in hearts do rest.
Without this friend I feel frail. Alone. But through his life I find strength. New courage. And when I am lesser, I reach for the sun through rain. Then I know he is near, for heaven is just a whisper away.
August 10, 2008
It's amazing how one person's presence on this Earth can completely change so many stranger's lives. I have never met Randy, but I am grieving over his passing as though he were part of my family. Randy has been such a huge inspiration in my life. He truly helped me believe there is no obstacle I cannot overcome, no brick wall I cannot knock down. I only wish that I could have had the privilage of meeting him.
To Randy's family, Jai and children, you are in my prayers. Although his loss is so tragic, you were so blessed to have had him as part of your lives, even for a short time. I believe those children will go on to do amazing things.
Rest peacefully, Randy.
August 10, 2008
I cannot tell you what a inspirtiation you were to me. You had such a wonderful persona and will be greatly missed by all
August 08, 2008
To this loving, giving, faithfilled family, I send my sincere thanks. No one will ever know the impact your dear one has had on so many in such a short period of time. My prayer is that you will always hold his memory close to your heart. Always hold on to that love that he shared with you and with all of us.
God is with you, let Him comfort you as only He can.
August 07, 2008
Words can not express how I felt when I heard Randy had passed away. I too was impressed by all the entries to this guest book. He inspired so many with his dignity and his zest for life even when the odds were definitely against him. My thoughts and prayers are with Jai and her children as they learn to live without the loving, kind, wonderful man they knew as husband and father. Randy's children though will definitely have their Father's book and lecture in the years ahead and will get to see what an amazing man he was, how inspriational he became to the world and how much he truly loved them. May Jai and her children find peace and comfort with their memories and knowing how much Randy loved you all.
August 07, 2008
I thought I was the only adult that has fun everyday like a child and felt silly, until I heard Randy's talk. I'm a Tigger thank to Randy. What a wonderful outlook on life, and beautiful spirit. God bless his family.
August 07, 2008
To Jai, Dylan, Logan, Chloe,
What a privilege and honor for each of you to be the light of Randy's Life! His inspiration to the world will live on forever and I will feel forever blessed that I stumbled across his "Last Lecture" shortly after my sister died suddenly. I will treasure his book forever. I pray for you Jai, that someday, the enourmous hole that is left in your heart will be filled by the knowledge that you lived the "Love Story" that everyone dreams of with their one perfect mate.
May your lives be blessed by the pure joy of knowing a man as special as Randy Pausch. I know mine has been.
August 07, 2008
You will never be forgotten.
August 07, 2008
A Special Person Remembered and A Beautiful Life Honored.
With Sympathy,
August 06, 2008
Having only "met" Randy through his Last Lecture and the many local news stories that aired after his diagnosis, it feels like I've lost a close friend. What a great, enthusiastic, funny guy that will continue to live on through his wife and their three children. His Last Lecture guiding principals can and should live on in all of us. My condolences go out to his family.
August 06, 2008
Dr Randy was truly an inspiration to us all. God Bless.
August 06, 2008
I was so sad to hear about Randy's passing. Although I never knew him personally, his book was such an inspiration that will stick with me through the years. I am 33 and have been battling breast cancer since last year and, although, my outcome is positive, I will never forget to live life like Randy did his last years on earth. God bless you and your family. His spirit will always be with you! :)
August 06, 2008
I am constantly thinking of you and your family. Randy was an amazing man and I am so thankful for all he has taught me through his experience. There's not a day that passes when I don't pray for you and think of him. For Christmas this year I plan to buy a copy of his book for every single person I know. I truly believe that they will find it inspirational and insightful!
August 06, 2008
What a beautiful soul heaven now has. Thank you Randy for touching my heart and soul with your beautiful book. God bless you Jai and children as he already has by giving you all the gift of Randy. You are all in my prayers.
August 06, 2008
I am very thankful to have had Randy in my life for a little bit before he passed. He has really enlightened me. So sorry for your loss.
August 06, 2008
When I think of Randy, I smile! He has changed many lives!! God Bless his family.
August 06, 2008
I wish the best to you and your children at this difficult time. Have courage.
August 06, 2008
Our deepest sympathies to Jai and kids. The fact that Randy was "just" an every day guy should show us all that the people in life that matter, the ones that leave a mark on the world don't need to make millions and millions of dollars, they don't need to be celebrities, they just need to be of the human variety. Randy was such an amazing man, who through his sickness showed the world how to be a better person, how to live better, how to make the best out of adversity. This man is someone to look up to, someone to want to be like, not a movie star... God Bless you all, and God Bless Randy for making this world a much better place to live in.
August 06, 2008
My Deepest Sympathy for Randy's family. Your father touched so many lives. Don't be sad. You will have wonderful memories of him. He truely was an angel. Thank-you Randy and his family!!
August 05, 2008
What can I say about a man that I have never met. His story has been such an inspiration. His life lessons are ones to be treasured for years to come. His book & lecture is such a testament of his character. He was facing death yet through it all had a terrific view on life. He was truly brave to share such an intimate look into his personal life. To his family, what an honor to call this man a part of your life. Thank you for allowing him to share his life with us. You have given many a wonderful gift.
August 05, 2008
Jai:

You can't change the cards you were dealt; but just remember you are still holding three aces(Dilan, Logan, and Chloe) and it's how you play your hand with those cards that you have left that counts the most.
Don't Give Up! You can do it!!
August 05, 2008
What an inspiration to us all! Thank you so much, Dr. Pausch! Condolences to wife, children, family, and friends. Tina Estochin Hull
August 05, 2008
There is nothing more to say except that you and your children will continue to be in my prayers in hopes that they and your love for Randy and his for you will help guide you through the tough days ahead. Most sincerely,
August 05, 2008
To Dr. Pausch's family:

Here was a man who not only lived well, but died well. He was a teacher to the end of his life and beyond. Dr. Pausch's book will continue to teach those who take the opportunity to read it, and more importantly,to inspire and effect personal and spiritual growth in those who hear his message. Dr. Pausch lives on through his words.

My deepest sympathy to you, especially Dr. Pausch's three angels, and my deepest gratitude to Dr. Pausch.
August 05, 2008
I am so sorry for your great loss. He was such an inspiration to everyone he touched. His words inspired many cancer patients and cancer survivors. I am a cancer survivor who was lucky enough to receive a signed copy of his book. He will be greatly missed by all. Please accept my heart felt condolences.
August 05, 2008
How I wish I could have changed places to give Randy more time with his beloved family. Yet, this man did more living in 47 years than most do in a lifetime nearly double that amount. He touched so many lives as a dedicated educator and as a caring person. May God now give each of you the strength to keep him alive in your hearts forever. You are in our hearts.
August 04, 2008
The biggest head fake wasn't that he did the last lecture for his three children. The biggest head fake was that he THOUGHT it was really for them. In fact, he touched far more people than he could ever have imagined in a way that will carry his memory in all who have seen his lecture or read his book. Thank you, Randy, for inspiring and teaching us all.
August 04, 2008
To The Pausch Family,
Deepest sympathy to you on your loss.
Just finished the book.
Could not put it down.
What a wonderful human being this man was.
It must be true- only the good die young.
Stay strong in the days ahead.
Break down those walls.

May Randy rest in peace.
August 04, 2008
Dear Jai and family,
my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of such an amazing man. His inspiritation to live life to its fullest is monumental.
Thank you for sharing your story.
sincerely,
August 04, 2008
To jai and family
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
August 04, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
May God's love help to heal the pain and sadness you are feeling. May it bring comfort to know that so many lives were inspired and impacted by someone most of us never met, but felt like we knew so intimately.
God Bless,
August 04, 2008
To the Pausch family
You are in thoughts and prayers, I wouldn't believe someone who's not even a celebrity could touch so many lives and give a whole new perpective to life. When I think of your family and all you have endured I have nothing to complain about. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope you find peace.
August 04, 2008
Randy is such an inspiring man, in both life and death. The world has surely lost someone very special. May those of us who are left behind to grieve find encouragement and hope in both his memory and legacy and in the promise of life eternal.
August 04, 2008
To Dr. Randy Pausch's Family:

There will certainly be difficult days ahead. Just remember the words of Randy himself, "Don't Give Up."

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
August 04, 2008
Randy-
Thank you for showing us all how to live well!

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith (2 Tim. 4:7).

My condolences to Jai and family. God Bless You.
August 04, 2008
I've lost a friend. A friend who never met me, but changed who I am forever. My mom died of a similiar cancer 6 years ago...and the strength that my Mom and Randy showed will give me strenght through my life to endure. Randy was giving to the end...to his beautiful wife...My thoughts are with you, as a mother of 3 boys...I can only imagine the pain you must be in, but the strength that you find in your children. and to Randy's kids...Wow...what an amazing Dad you had, one that will live on in your hearts, and in your minds forevever!
August 04, 2008
To Randy's Family,
Thank-you so much for sharing Randy with us during the precious last months you had with him. He inspired me to be a better person and to cherish the blessings I have been given.
August 03, 2008
TO RANDY'S FAMILY & FRIENDS,
I heard with much sadness of the passing of Randy...I felt like I had lost a member of my family... he touched so many people with his life and he was in fact a one of a kind individual, I will remember him always. And wanted to let you his family know that you are in my heart and prayers for your terrible loss... know that we all mourn with you....
August 03, 2008
I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF LOSS.
RANDY WAS A GREAT MAN AND HE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THE DIFFERENCE HE MADE IN ALOT OF PEOPLES LIVES. INCLUDING MINE!
August 03, 2008
I am glad that I was able to walk this earth the same time that Randy did.

What an inspiration..
August 02, 2008
What an true inspiration Randy was. As I read the entries in this guest book, I am amazed at how one man has touched the lives of so many. The entries are from all over the world.
He has touched my life and I was so sad to hear that he had passed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be missed and remembered always.
August 02, 2008
Randy has changed the way I think about everything & if I forget and even slide an inch to the negative he immediately comes to my mind and heart and I am back on the right track. Tigger and Eyore have been a part of our home since reading The Last Lecture. Every night when I go to bed and every morning when I get up, I pat them both on the head and pray "God Bless Randy" as I thank God for my worst problems. As his family, I know you will be fine as Randy would not have it anyother way. In the meantime I will pray for peace of mind and all the love God can send your way. Please keep us posted over the years as to how you all are. Thank you for your sacrifice which has been a gift to the rest of us. Randy and his family will be remembered always.
August 02, 2008
I have never known of anyone in my life that I would ever consider a hero until I heard Dr. Pausch's final lecture.

I am deeply saddened by his passing. A kindred flame has been extinguished.
August 02, 2008
Dear Jai and family,
I think that it must have been hard to share your last bit of time with Randy with all of us. It was truly an amazing act of selflessness and I hope you know how much his gifts and yours are appreciated by all of us that needed his message. May you know the peace and love that Randy wanted you to have. With gratitude and sympathy,
Lea
August 02, 2008
Paush Family,
I hold you in my heart and in my thoughts. I feel so sad that Randy has passed away, he truly inspired so many people, including myself. I have a great deal of sadness in my heart. His legacy will live on forever. And I know his kids one day will know what a wonderful man their father was.
God Bless you all.
August 02, 2008
I stayed up all night last night to read the book. I could not put it down. It is too overwhelming to comment on, except to say the world is a far better place for his having been here, but a much sadder and emptier place without him. He was extraordinary and there will never be another like him. My deepest sympathies to his wife and children, his family and to all of his friends.
August 01, 2008
To The Pausch Family

My deepest sympathy to all of you. While I watched Diane Sawyers' interview with you and Randy, this was the greatest love story of a man, his wife and their children. Many tears were on my face during this presentation. When I first read of Randy, I as many others were hoping and praying that a cure would be found for him. I have chosen to be a TIGGER and to think of Randy for the rest of my life. Randy was a special individual who come around once in a lifetime and I am fortunate enough that he was here during my time. My thoughts are prayers are with you.
August 01, 2008
In recent passing of days, I too as those before me have reason to pause, and take notice of the sojourn traveler Randy Pausch. For a moment time fluttered and I caught a glimpse of his life. His world. For he did invite me in. And amidst his spirit's gentle kindness, I found favor in his presence and a better self to be. As a gift he freely offered his best, with the stance and courage of a noble man. For he would share a great truth, an ancient wisdom. And words of great prophets would rest upon my shoulders as his mantle. Though I came to his life as a nomad, he would take his leave of me as a friend. And, I will eternally think of him as "brother." For in the love and beauty of his spirit I find no equal, even in the Godly splendor of world nature. For it is his light I shall see at the kiss of dawn, and his sparkle I will remember, racing across the depths of night sky.
August 01, 2008
Dr Pausch,
You touched more lives than anyone can even fathom just by living your life with such zest and being kind enough to share your life with the rest of us. I prayed that you would beat this terrible disease and when I heard that you were gone I sat down and cried as hard as if I had lost my best friend. Thank you for inspiring so many. Our thoughts and prayers to your wonderful family. You will live on in so many hearts.
God bless you!
August 01, 2008
A week ago today he passed on, yet his spirit still lives: in his wife, his children, his family and friends and all those who were touched by his presence. Dr. Randy Pausch left behind an incredible legacy, his life lessons. Those life lesson's have helped me when faced with the death of my own father to pancreatic cancer a little over a year ago. It was with great sadness that I heard of Randy's death. I hoped and prayed that he would be that one in a million miracle but it wasn't to be. Yet I still feel hopeful because he inspired that in you. His zest for life and fulfilling childhood dreams will stay with me forever. To his wife Jai and his three beuatiful children, to his family and friends I offer my condolences and my thanks. Thank you for sharing Randy with us. His lessons may have been for his children, but he ended up teaching the world about living life to the fullest! Now, that's what I call a TEACHER!
August 01, 2008
Randy was truly an amazing man. His last lecture was a religious experience for me. I bought several copies of his book to give to all of my friends and family for Christmas. I can not think of a better gift. Thank you Randy. God bless your family.
August 01, 2008
Without a doubt the most inspirational and awesome role model in an earth suit since Jesus himself.All prayers be with your family and friends,you will be greatly missed but thanks to God for the time and lessons taught to us while you were here.
August 01, 2008
God Bless this whole incredible family and stay strong. Always remember his words, I know he's made me listen.
August 01, 2008
What a gift Dr. Pausch gave to everyone!
July 31, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
I cried when I watched the "Last Lecture". But I thought how lucky you were to know that you could try to prepare yourselves. But, we know better that you can't prepare. Just know that you have a "Special Guardian Angel" in heaven watching you. I pray that God will give you the strenght that you need. Soon you will get back into your real world routines. That's when you will realize that you have many friends and family that love you. Always treasure the beautiful memories that you made.
July 31, 2008
Words cannot express how touched I am by Randy Pausch. He is an inspiration that has blessed so many people. It amazes me how his life has touched so many.....including mine. I can remember reading about his "Last Lecture" in a New York Times article that my boss clipped and put on the staff fridge. I copied it and carried this article in my purse as a reminder that I must live my life. Quit sweating the small stuff and what am I whining about?
I then started to hear more and more about Randy Pausch and his beautiful family. I bought the book and treasure it.
Thank you Randy for your inspiration, your insight, your genuiness, being so brave, courageous and humble.
So many strangers, just like me, that
are so touched by your fight, your dreams, your love.
It is true you are a blessing. It amazes me how your turmoil has turned so many lives around.
God bless you, your loving wife and sweet little ones. My heart aches knowing how much you will missed.
July 31, 2008
Dear Randy,
Every so often a wonderful "magical messiah" passes through our lives to remind us that we are supposed to be enjoying our lives and loving each other and to appreciate the gift our our lives. Thank you for being that person. We have all been blessed.
Sincerely,
July 31, 2008
Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe:
I am so sorry about your husband and Dad having to leave all of you. God only picks the special flowers for his garden---we learned that when we lost our 15 year old son in a tragic fall 21 years ago.

Randy brought such wonderful qualities to you and the World...He taught us to appreciate the small things and love family more than anything else. He even helped me diminish a little that "scared to die" feeling. He was so inspiring.

And--Jai--you are a gem not only for Randy---but for all of us who suffer losses and can obtain the courage and strength from your example. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I wish he could have lived till he was 100. God Bless you all.
July 31, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
We cried when we heard Dr. Pausch had passed away. What a loss for the world. Dr. Pausch was an incredible man and truly an inspiration for us. You really were a Doctor that helped thousands of people. God bless the Pausch family
July 31, 2008
To the Pausch family:
No other words can ease your pain except the ones spoken by Randy. Remember them when you are hurting. Remember everything he said to you.
July 31, 2008
Mrs. Pausch & Family,.... Randy's Mom and sister;
I am so sorry for your loss. Randy's message has really helped me greatly...now & forever more. I do look forward to meeting him in heaven someday,......as I know that he will -still- be teaching & passing along his God given gift of wisdom!
July 31, 2008
God Bless the Pausch family.
July 31, 2008
Jai,
The world owes you a great debt of gratitude for giving up some of your precious time with Randy so that he might give this all important lecture. I'm sure he never imagined the impact he would have on so many lives. His life is an inspiration to the world and a testament to how life should be lived. If everyone read his book and followed his example the world would be such a better place in which to live and raise our children.
We need to invest all resources possible to finding a cure for this terrible and relentless disease. Cancer has taken far too many of our best and brightest, but Randy's light will never dim. His book and his life will stand as a shining example of a life well lived. And his sharing so much of his short time left will be appreciated more than you will ever know.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family and my appreciation for your sacrafices is great. I know he will always be in your hearts. He will never be forgotten.
In tribute to a great man and a real human spirit.
Jan Jenevein
Metairie, La.
July 31, 2008
Dear Jai,
I am so sorry that Randy wasn't able to beat this terrible disease. I know everyone was rooting for him to be one of the 10% that survives.
When watching Diane Sawyer's program this week I was in tears both for your loss and your childrens' loss. Randy's comment about how he waited to marry until he found a woman whose happiness was more important than his own touched me deeply. What a better world it would be if we all felt that way!
Clearly, you are a strong woman, but that doesn't mean that you're not in pain and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you and your family begin the journey of coping with life without Randy. May all your precious memories bring you comfort in the months ahead.
July 31, 2008
Mrs.Pausch and Family:
We are very sorry for your Loss.,he was a Great Man and his memory and words will live on forever in our hearts.
July 31, 2008
Randy Pausch is the greatest man I have never met! What a true gift from God. Just an "average guy" with Heavenly powers for making the rest of us "average" people see the world through a whole new set of eyes. My father passed away from pancreatic cancer as well, so I understand what the family had to go through -- however, with his outlook on life, love, family & faith, he certainly helped not only THEM cope, but the rest of the world as well who also feel a tremendous loss. He will certainly be missed by many, but never ever forgotten!!!! He will always be your guardian angel. Thank you for sharing just a little piece of who he was with the rest of us, who are better people because of him. God bless.
July 31, 2008
Such an inspirational and gifted man; a tremendous loss for all.
July 31, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
What an amazing man. How truely blessed your family has been and will be with Randy looking down upon you.
July 31, 2008
My dear Jai, my love to you, your children and your family. I got to know all of you through the lectures, interviews and Randy's great book. Dr. Pausch, a bright star on this earth, a teacher with the greatest intellect. How fortunate we are to "have known him". Thank you for all you two have given us. This world can be better because of Randy. You are in my heart and my prayers. Affectionately, Nancy Gordon Robinson Birmingham, Alabama
July 31, 2008
My prayers and thoughts to ur family, my mom was also diagnosed w/pancreatic cancer in May 07, also at a fairly young age, she went through months of chemo/radation and surgery, as of today she is well, thank god for this gift, hopefully more research can be completed so this horrible diease can be cured.
July 31, 2008
As I was sitting on the beach the day after Randy passed, I saw a young man pass by me with his sand chair in one hand, and Randy's book in his other hand. It is amazing how many people of all different ages have been touched by Randy Pausch and his family. We need to continue on for him and press for more funding for pancreatic research so we can eliminate this horrible disease. God bless Randy's family.
July 30, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 30, 2008
Dear Mrs Pausch
Your husband touched so many lives with his lecture. He has touched mine and I will always try my best to be the best Tigger I possibly can. May the memories of the love you shared comfort you and your children through this very difficult time.
My sincerest sympathies to your family and friends.
July 30, 2008
I hope you find comfort in all of these wonderful condolences for the man you loved. I also hope you are aware that he is still with you, and that his death is merely a changing of form, there is no death.
You will have little reminders popping up over the coming months and years, reminding you that he is still with you. God Bless You during this period of adjustment. Find strength in the beautiful children he left for you.
July 30, 2008
God bless your family in this time of grief at your husband/fathers passing! May you find comfort in knowing he truly made a lasting impression on america! May you find the strength that he has taught you and may you children find solace in knowing their father was a wonderful human being! His purpose on earth was to let people know it is ok and Randy has taught my family that it is ok! My family has had a rough year and he has helped me realize many things are not so bad! God bless you all!
July 30, 2008
Dear Pausch family and friends. There really are no words to tell you how your husband, Randy, has touched my life. God sent this man to earth with a message for all mankind and Randy certainly delivered that message superbly. When I looked into his eyes on the television programs it was obvious that his soul was pure and touched by God. Jai, you are an inspiration to every woman in the world. Your children, bless them, won't really understand what a blessing they have been given until they grow older. Having a father like Randy is rare. He reminds me of my own father who died much too young, suddenly, at age 51. My dad was an inspiration to his children throughout our childhood years into our adulthood. I hope Randy has met my father and my brother because they have so much in common. God bless you Jai, your children, and all family, loved ones and friends. This is a sad time but through it all you must be calmed by the knowledge that Randy loved you all so much and with a rare gift shared his love with the world.
"God touched him and he slept"
July 30, 2008
Absolutely, positively, what a gift!!!!!
Dr Pausch and his family are so gracious as to have shared this most important time with all of us....
July 30, 2008
Para los familiares, amigos, colegas y amigos de Randy Pausch, lamento mucho la sentida pérdida Randy. El mundo ha perdido a un valioso e inrreparable ser humano. Gracias por la lección profesor!
July 30, 2008
I taped Primetime and just finished watching. What a gift he was. What a great loss. How blessed are his wife & children to have known such a love. This is 2 times in a week that a special man has passed away. In my community we lost a police officer (30 years old with 3 children) who was shot to death in the line of duty. I new neither of these wonderful men, but cried as I felt like I had gotten to know them and got to see the value they had and left behind. God, please life up Randy's family.
July 30, 2008
Dear Jai Pausch,
Am not sure you will ever see this, but maybe that's not the point. Maybe the point is for me to put it outside of myself and consider my own words.
I am 39, and became a widow suddenly three years ago when my partner and I crashed in our small plane. Tony died instantly and my broken body was pulled out of the wreckage. I have since recovered from massive injuries, physical, emotional and spiritual. My life as I knew it ended that day........my life as I know it now began that day.
I never had the chance for the definate knowledge of finality, and the time you had, but am not sure I envy that, as I have never had to say goodbye to Tony, only to my own small walls of grief...
In the last three years, I have slowly found the peace and the courage I have seen in you and in your eyes......the light, the love and legacy of your partner burns in your spirit, it is very plain to see......
Tony lived his life the way he wanted as if it was his last day, and he died the way he wanted. I feel him everyday in everything I do, and he is conatantly making me a better person, even though he has been physically gone. I have since bought my own plane, fly all over interior Alaska, my home, and feel him fly with me. I have taken to living by day. I truly believe I only have the moment to live and live in that moment. I try to go to bed each night with satisfaction....however, that is not always the case. I have bad days, we all do....lately I feel like I have slipped into a pool of stillness, and have not been comfortable with it.....The words you and your partner have shared with others including myself have caused me to ponder. I have gone back to my own words and would like to share them with you, as well as remember what I have learned.

These are the things I learned...
-I am stronger than I ever thought.
-I have a spirit that is not willing to quit.
-I have the power to choose, and I have chosen.
-I will always be in love with my Tony. Time, distance, and death will never pale how I feel or what he means to me.
-Never, never, never give in to despair.
-I let go of my past, all the dreams that will never come true, and I jumped out into thin air to fly with the hope that I have a future and a life, and happiness of my own.
-I have my own dreams I would like to work on.
-I am embracing AMAL, and who she is and what she may become.
-I have reached the end of the tunnel and I feel the sunshine on my face, and I am at peace for the first time, and I will not turn back.
-I am going to be OK, and I am going to grasp whatever is left of MY life and live it like Tony did, I am going to suck the marrow out of it.

In the days to come, be honest with yourself, be what you need to be.......do what you need to do......breath, but please hold on to that stregnth I see in you, and NEVER give in, NEVER despair. My heart and spirit go out to you and yours. You are not alone, your partner is with you always, and there are people thinking of you and wishing you peace.
Thank you for teaching, for reminding, for sharing.....
July 30, 2008
Beloved Wife & Children of Randy,
What a BLESSED INSPIRATION he has been to so many of us!!! May God bless you all with the tremendous courage that Randy showed to us all! What a beautiful love he had for You & Your Children!!! Let his love be your strength as you continue your lives knowing you all now, have a very Special Angel looking out for you with every step you take....Lorraine Grabel
July 30, 2008
Dear Pausch family,

Watching your story over the last few months has really put in to perspective what is truly important in life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we thank you all for a most valuable lesson.
July 30, 2008
Pausch Family,
I was so shocked yesterday to hear of Randy's passing. I recently watched the Oprah show and was touched and inspired by his strength and his words. I was having such a horrible day that day, work was bad, my husband made me mad, and my kids (all 4 of them) were driving me crazy. After laughing a little and crying a little listening to Randy, I felt such a peace by the end of the show. I shared his story with everyone I knew for days and days after. Everytime since then when I have been down in the dumps, I go back and watch bits and pieces of his lecture and have my children watch it with me. It has been a GREAT teaching tool and relationship tool for my family, and I am forever grateful to yours. I was so busy this last weekend, that I had no time to watch the news or read the paper, so I did not learn of Randy's passing until yesterday morning. I was flipping through channels when the preview for the "PrimeTime" show aired, and I had to sit down for a moment. Only a moment though, I knew that he would not want people to become consumed with sorrow and sadness, so I continued to clean, played with my kids in his honor, then sat down with my teenage daughter last night and watched the show. Again, I was reminded how lucky I am to have such beautiful children and a great life, no matter how rich or poor we may be. Jai, Thank you for your Grace, Courage, and Strength as a Mother, Wife and Woman throughout this time. You willingness to share your husband in these most important months has changed millions of lives. Dylan, Logan & Chole, one of these days you will realize what a HERO your Dad really is. He may not have had super powers or worn a mask, but he had something more powerful than Batman, Superman, or the Mr. Incredible, he had an unconditional love for live, and his family. He inspired all of us to be better and to love more. I am sure your Dad is watching over you now and forever, and he is so proud of you all.
July 30, 2008
What an inspiration! May God comfort Jai, the children, and the rest of the family and friends who mourn the passing of such an amazing man! What a blessing he has been to so many! May his legacy of the 'nets' which he constructed continue to enfold his loved ones in the future. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I will miss him. My prayers remain with those he held so dear.
Sincerest Sympathy, Neta of Tennessee
July 30, 2008
We wish time spent with those we love could last forever...and in our hearts it will. We are thinking of all the Pausch Family as you celebrate a life that touched so many of us. With sympathy to you all...
July 30, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
I wish this outpouring of love for Randy could take away the pain of your loss. He reminded me of my own dad who also died quite young. They were men blessed with a great wisdom and the ability to make others happy through their very positive outlooks on life. God bless all of you in these difficult days ahead
July 30, 2008
Dear Jai & Family,
My husband & I watched "Primetime" last night and we were reminded to never ever take eachother for granted. Life is so short. Thank you for allowing us into your life. What an honor it's been. Please let us all know how you all are doing from time to time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
With much love and many Blessings,
July 30, 2008
May God hold you and your children in his hands and give you the perfect peace that only He can give. Three years ago I too was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We pray that you and your family will find comfort in the Lord, knowing that He has the master plan for your lives.
July 30, 2008
I also cried when I heard he passed. I was so moved after seeing the Primetime episode with him the first time. Randy is a real inspiration to people. I hope his family and friends find comfort knowing that he helped so many people. You are all in my thoughts.
July 30, 2008
To The Pausch Family,

My condolences to all of you. As I watched Diane Sawyers' interview w/you and Randy, I felt what a great love story between a man, his wife and children. I was able to watch your story last night w/tears on the edge of my eye lids. When I first heard the story about Randy, I was hoping, praying and wishing for him a cure so he could be w/his family into old age and see his children grow up. He was a strong and courageous human being. You all will be forever in my prayers and thoughts. May God welcome him into his heavenly kingdom.
July 30, 2008
My husband and I were so touched by Randy's lecture and book! Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless!
July 30, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
How beautiful a life, a family. How much better are our lives to have been allowed into yours. We are greatful for this amazing gift; to want to be better people because of Randy Pausch. He lives on. With Love, The Schuette Family
July 30, 2008
we have lost an angel here on earth, may god bless your family.
July 30, 2008
The Pausch Family,

Your husband is an inspriation to everyone. He will be Greatly missed and even though i never knew him he has touched my heart in many different ways
July 30, 2008
Thank you Randy for your gifts of wisdom and selflessness. Many blessings to your very brave family. Your "Last Lecture" truly blessed our family.
July 30, 2008
Dear Jai and family,
I am just so terribly sorry about your tremendous loss in your husband and father of your beautiful children. What a beautiful family so full of love. What a terrible shame to have it end so soon. Your husband Randy is just so handsome. I look at his picture and think what a beautiful creature. I watched Primetime last night and throughout most of the program I never felt totally sad until the end. You both are such an inspiration. I looked at you and I saw such strength in front of the camera. There were no tears except for Randy's friend that was trying so hard to keep them back. I cannot even imagine how the tears flowed when Randy was in the shower and then when he stepped out the strength he must have had. In some ways it is sad to think that you both felt you had to be so strong for each other, the children and the public. In some ways I understand pancreatic cancer. My friend of 45 years died last October, 2007. I miss him more than words would ever be able to express. My life is so empty without him. I find that mornings are the very hardest. I pray for him and as I think of him how easily I can cry in my own home. Life is so different and empty. I cry at work sometimes, maybe more than sometimes but I hide it. I use lots of Visine. I am telling you all this because I learned something last night from you. I learned "not today". When I have begun to cry I say to myself, 'not today.' Those two words are more powerful than I could have ever imagined. I have not cried today and that is a big step for me. Thank you. I pray that God will bless you and your little family through these difficult days ahead. This next year will be so hard. It is the first of everything without the love of your life and it can be depressing. With your strength and belief hopefully the sadness won't last too long. I know sometimes it is hard having to be strong all the time. I am just really sorry. My heart goes out to you. May our dearest Lord bless you and help to comfort you. And may Randy rest in peace with no pain and no heartache. May God bless him to look down upon you and your children and feel happy knowing he did make nets to help the fall be a little easier. He was and is and will always be such an inspiration especially to your children and to millions of people. How proud your children will be when they are older and realize what a dad they had. They will stand in amazement and will have a smile in their heart because of him.
July 30, 2008
He was a very special human and he left a wonderful written and personal legacy to his children. The Last Lecture is truly a gem. Thank you, Randy.
July 30, 2008
I am deepley sorry for you loss. I loved his "Last Lecture". It was very Inspiring. May God keep you and your family close during this terrible time in your life and always.
July 30, 2008
You ARE legacy. May the peace of the Lord be with you and family.
July 30, 2008
This week I cried for the loss of someone that I had never met, I had only seen him a couple of times on TV snipets like Good Morning America and world news when he gave his speech last year. When I heard the news of his death on Good Morning America, I stopped what I was doing, listened to the comments and cried for his family. I tear-up today because I know his family and community have lost a fine man and society has gained from his lectures. May God comfort the family and I pray that Randy is doing one-arm push-up for the Lord today in his glorified body.
July 30, 2008
Two days before Christmas this year my 22 year old little brother was killed in an automobile accident. I had never known a pain so unimaginable. A few days after I returned to work my boss and good friend forwarded me a link to Randy's Last Lecture. And in my grief I found the motivation to let my life be a tribute to the amazing man I had lost. With the motivation I gained from hearing Dr. Pausch's lecture I trained an ran a major Chicago race raising $1000 for the American Cancer Society. Two weeks prior to the race I had formed severe tendonitis in my foot and was placed in an aircast. I was determined to not let it stop me with Randy's words reverberating through my head that obstacles were not meant to keep you out but to prove how bad you wanted something. I took off the aircast and ran the entire race.

I was profoundly touched at a distance by his approach to the rollercoaster ride that is life. I'm sure his family and friends are grieving a tremendous loss not intended to be public. I just from a distance wanted to let you know how much he touched me, and brought me back to life after a dark period of my own. I pray for you during your time of grief and wish you comfort.
July 30, 2008
Dr. Pausch has left a wonderful legacy for his children. Jai, thank you for sharing him with all of us who didnot even know him; but he touched our lives thru his last lecture & television interviews. I cried with you. God bless you.
July 30, 2008
Jai and Family, Something you said has stuck with me- "not helpful". I am using it alot. And when I need to I think of you and "helpful" comes to my mind. Thank you for sharing your life at a time when most would hide.Your husband and family have shown many how to live.Bless you and your strength.
July 30, 2008
My deepest condolences to the Pausch family! Randy has taught each and everyone of us how to live life to the fullest each and every day no matter the obstacles; to dream big and to be grateful for the love of family and friends. Life is short; make every moment count. Randy was an inspiration!
July 30, 2008
Even though you were not the kind of doctor that "helped people"..you helped so many just by your zest for life.

Thank you.....
July 30, 2008
INCOMPARABLE

WHAT A MAN!!!!!!!
July 30, 2008
What a dynamic man Randy was. My prayers are with the Pausch family. How generous Randy was to
share his life with us. Randy will be an inspiration to many many people.

Thank you for sharing his life and times with all of the world.
Peace be with you!
July 30, 2008
Dr. Pausch was indeed a phenomenal man. He leaves a legacy of greatness for his loved ones to cherish forever. May you be encouarged to know that his suffering is over and he is finally at rest. I pray God's comfort for all of you as you remember this great pioneer, husband, father, friend.
July 30, 2008
Randy,
You were an inspiration to all of us! Job Well Done... Rest in PEACE!
July 30, 2008
My sincere condolences to your family. It is truly amazing how this wonderful man touched so many lives, including mine, through his illness. I will forever be grateful that he was willing to share his thoughts on living life to the fullest taking nothing for granted. What a legacy he has left behind for his loved ones. May God bless and comfort you, till you are together again someday.
July 30, 2008
To Jai, Dylan, Logan & Chloe: Please accept my condolences on the loss of a wonderful husband/father. I want to thank you for sharing him with the world (as well as your life with him). I was truly touched/inspired by Randy and hope I can continue to have an outlook on life like he had. Having watched 'The Last Lecture' as well as read it, I only wish I could have known him personally. He seemed like such a fun person to be around. I truly hope you will be able, in time, to think of him fondly and laugh. I wish there were more people like him. Truly an inspiration. Again, I'm sorry for your loss.
July 30, 2008
Rarely have I ever seen such a person as Randy, who helped us look at the positives in our lives and to live our lives daily as having a purpose in life.
Randy was a vessel for God for us to have in human form.

How wonderful he must feel now being with our Lord walking hand in hand.

He will be missed but we shall see him again.
July 30, 2008
I have been so incredibly touched by this man and his loving wife Jai. What a lesson he has taught us all on how to live our lives. I have been trying to stay updated on his progress and hoping the outcome would have been better for Randy and his family. He is truely a remarkable man. Jai, may you and your beautiful children find comfort in his words and the legacy he has left behind for you. Though for too short of a time you had a marriage that most women dream of ! I am so sorry for your families loss but know he will continue to be there looking over you and the children and has saved a place for you all in heaven!
July 30, 2008
I watched the special on Primetime last night. I am going to by his book and apply what is in it to the best of my ability in my life. May God watch over your family.
July 30, 2008
I never had the pleasure of meeting Randy, but after seeing his Last Lecture I felt as if I knew him. I learned a lot from him and will always carry what I learned with me the rest of my life. Life gave him lemons and he made lemonade. I will pray for you and your beautiful childer. I know that Randy will always be there watching over you. God Bless !!
July 30, 2008
My thanks to a man for making me realize what I want to say on my "last lecture" to my daughter. Thank you to the Pausch family for sharing a man that is simply beyond description.
July 30, 2008
Wow, I just flipped the channel last night and came across Dianne Sawyer's interview with Randy and family. I thought it was a repeat until I read in the TV Guide it was an update. I saw the original and immediately bought the book and a disk with Randy's lecture. Jai and children, although I never met him, I know you all must be so proud of him. He has inspired so many. I am a breast cancer survivor (4 years and counting) and I could not even begin to tell you what listening to him speak has meant to me. Sadness filled my heart last night to hear that Randy had passed. He was just a few years older than me. What a wonderful soul and definitely a new angel is watching over your family now. May you find strength in his legacy and wisdom and know he will always be in your hearts along with many, many, many others. God Bless and thank you so much for sharing him with the world!!!!
July 30, 2008
To: Jai, Dylan, Logan, Chloe, Mom Virginia, Sister Tamara, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

As you celebrate the life of Randy and grieve his passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 30, 2008
I first watched Randy's story the same day I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I knew that I too could enjoy every day just as he did. Hearing of his death on Friday, made me decide to continue with a smile as I enjoy life in his honor. May you all know that he touched so many and continues to help others live each and every day.
July 30, 2008
The world has lost a great American. What a shame for such a caring, intelligent, loving person to be taken home so early in life. God must have needed him so very badly. God Bless his family and friend during such a difficult time. I am so happy that the news media let us know about him even here in little ole Kansas. God Bless Randy Pausch's wife and children. What a legacy he left!!
July 30, 2008
I watched Primetime last night. It was a time of reflection for me as well as a time of healing. May God give you comfort during this time and remember-Randy will be waiting for you at the front door when you go home.
July 30, 2008
Even though I never met him, he left a lasting impression on me. I hope each one of us can look at life the way Randy did. He was such an inspiration, I watched his last lecture and the special with Diane Sawyer and walked away believing that if Mr. Pausch could be this positive during this time, who am I to complain about having a headache. I choose to be a TIGGER! I hope his children will know how many people their father inspired. And watching him and his wife, I hope to have that kind of love with my spouse also. What a great example they have set for the rest of us. May Randy rest in peace, Heaven has a new angel! My thoughts and prayers are with his wife & children.
July 30, 2008
What a true inspiration of life!! Heaven just became a more glorious place to be!!
July 30, 2008
Thank-you Randy for your inspiration on life. I wept last night during your Diane Sawyer tribute show, though I had never met you. You were a class act human being, husband, father, and friend to many. What a legacy of love and compassion to leave this world to live by. You made a difference in this mortal world, and now enjoy the fruits of heaven, where some day your wonderful family will join you again. May the good Lord give them all the fortitude to forge through the days, months ahead. You made sure that they will, you left them the tools to do so, especially the greatest- love.
Thanks again for sharing your wisdom to all the world, a world you left a better place indeed.
I look forward to reading and cherishing your book.
All the best to the Pausch family, an example of strength, dignity, and family morals for all of us to live by.
July 30, 2008
Randy
Isnt gone we just cant see him.May God Bless All Of Us . When a
messenger like Randy is not in full view life can get a little scary.So
whenever your feeling sad ,lonely or scared, close your eyes and vision
Randys smile, he is still with us.
July 30, 2008
July 30, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 30, 2008
I watched the primetime special last nite and I was so touched with how much his family meant to him. I had a father that taught me so much but the one thing that stays in my mind is that no matter what happens to you in your life your family and friends will always be with you. Your children are your legacy and that is what should be every parent's priority. Thanks for showing me that life is great no matter what happens.
July 30, 2008
What an incredible Man, Father and Husband publically. I can only imagine the private figures, I'm sure they were the BEST! God Bless him. His lecture is Incredibly motivating and inspiring, I'm so glad a friend shared it with me.
July 30, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss, I watched him on Oprah and he just AMAZED ME, His family is in my thoughts.
July 30, 2008
Jai;
The bottom has fallen out of your world...and we all cry with you and for you and those three precious children. Your strength through Randy's ordeal was the heighth of bravery....and your words..."not helpful"...send a message to all who whine about inconsequential items. May the prayers of those who benefitted from Randy's words uphold and inspire you to step forward with courage and bravery without your beloved husband. Please accept our sincere sympathies.
July 30, 2008
I have been inspired by your husband's gift to us all. I had recorded the Oprah show and watched it just last Friday, at the time, not knowing it was the day he passed. I've always thought that when you have trials and worries that there is always someone with a bigger burden. What a privilege to have briefly "known" Randy and to have heard his inspirational message. God bless you as you raise those beautiful children. Don't forget to take care of you.

In sympathy,
July 30, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 30, 2008
Remarkable, amazing human. He brought a smile to my face and spirit. His spirit will carry his family. He was truely the 8th wonder of the world.
July 30, 2008
Last night I watched the Prime Time Special with Diane Sawyer about Randy. What an inspiration it must have been to know him. I am so inpsired by his book and the speech that he gave. It has given me so much inspiration in my life. Jai and the childern, you are truly blessed to have someone that loved and cared for you so much. May God be with you during your time of sorrow.
July 30, 2008
Thank you Jai for allowing me, and other strangers to share and learn from Randy. I seek to find a word stronger than "inspiration" because that is what Randy is to me. God's peace and strength to you each day as you begin a new journey with your beloved children.
July 30, 2008
Thank you, Jai, for sharing the end of Randy's days with the rest of the world.

Our loss is Heaven's gain.
July 30, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Thank You for sharing Randy with me and reminding me how to live. You were an inspiration to me.
July 30, 2008
WONDERFULLY BLESSED
July 30, 2008
What a special, special person! How blessed I feel to have heard and seen his last lecture. He not only showed us how to live, he showed us how to die. May God keep his family safe in his nets.
July 30, 2008
It is in the way he carried himself during the last year of his life that spoke volumes to me. Courage to life, and not dwell in the mire of the devistating news is unique. I only hope I will choose the courageous high ground he did. May you rest in peace, and know that your legacy will live on in a powerful way.
July 30, 2008
Dear Jai: Sorry to hear of Randy's passing. Randy had many lectures. Only the body dies, not the Love he gave all of you. He will always be near at hand with his whole heart, and soul.
Sincerely,
July 30, 2008
We do not know each other but I want to thank you for sharing Randy's story with all of us. What an inspiration and reminder to live each day to the fullest. Your family is in my prayers.
July 30, 2008
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF RAND PAUSCH PASSING HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED GOD BLESS YOU. RANDY PAUSCH.
July 30, 2008
I watched the prime time special last night about Randys life. It realy touched me. I have a few men that I have a special place in my heart for men that have stood out from the others, Saint Francis, Leo Buscaglia,John Bradshaw, and Mithch Snider. Now I have Randy on that list to. I wish I could have met him and seen him in person. The people that did know Randy must have all loved him. Jai, I am not sending you and the children my condolences, I am sending you a hug for you and the children. Your Family was so blessed to have shared life with such a man as a husband and father. there are no mental wounds for you to heal for Randy passing, But a Beautiful life ahead of all of you,because, Randy took the time and his love will live in each of you every day. May God watch over you all, till you are all a family again in heaven.
July 30, 2008
GOD ONLY TAKES THE BEST,RANDY
July 30, 2008
My heart breaks for the loss of such a genuine and giving person. Randy truly lived his life and knew what was important. All the money and fame in the world cannot give you the wealth that the Pausch family has and the gifts that he has given to us all. I hope that his life will continue to inspire and bring joy to a world that needs to heed the lessons he brought to us. My prayers and love to a special family.
July 30, 2008
I watched the tribute to Randy hosted by Diane Sawyer and he will continue to be an inspiration. What truly inspired me was the love Randy and Jai share. Thank you for sharing that with so many people. That level of committment and love for another person is not as common as it should be but I am grateful to know that it can and does exist. It is also something I believe that can never die but instead wil evolve with time. The Paush family will continue to be in my prayers.
July 30, 2008
What a wonderful human being; what a tremendous loss for our society. May God welcome him home and continue to bless and watch over his family.
July 30, 2008
I hope I will always carry with me the things I have learned from listening to his last lecture. My life has been blessed by him, and I have been touched in ways that I didn't know were possible. God bless each of you as you work through this time of loss, I will hold your entire family in my prayers.
July 30, 2008
To Randy's family; my heartfelt sympathy for your loss, may God hold you in his hands always.
July 30, 2008
What an incredible inspiration Randy was, we should all learn valuable lessons from the way he lived his life and approached his death. May God be with his wife, children, mother, siblings and co-workers. He will be sorely missed.
July 30, 2008
My deepest condolence to the Pausch family. I watched Dr. Pausch's inspiring last lecture as tears filled my eyes, I am truly greatful that he left behind such a great legacy and the greatest gift he cultivated in many people about our precious life. He will forever be remembered by many and may your family find comfort through our prayers. Blessings to your family always.
July 30, 2008
My sincerest sympathies to Mr. Pausch's family. God Bless You!
July 30, 2008
What an inspiration this man was. God bless you.
July 30, 2008
GOD NEEDED AND HAS ONE SPECIAL ANGEL
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND MAY HE KEEP YOU ALL STRONG
July 30, 2008
To Jai, the children, and the Pausch Family:

Randy's "head fake" will impact me for the rest of my life. I 've already bought 5 copies of his 'gift to the kids' so I could share his message with family and friends. I believe there will be more purchases to come.

You're probably familiar with these word from Gibran. They come to me when I'm feeling sad about loved ones lost:

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and your shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. "
July 30, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 30, 2008
If everyone in this world could make a difference like Randy has,and touch so many people, Oh, what a better world this would be. May God Bless You All.
July 30, 2008
To the family of Randy Pausch....I never met him personally but knew of him through his TV interviews....You have my heartfelt sympathies....He was truly an American Hero...most importantly hold on to the good things, the tender moments....He was a "gem"...I've learned allot listening to him....Remember the good things....He is gone but never forgotten!
July 30, 2008
Dearest jai and family I didn;t know your husband Randy til I saw his lecture on tv. What an inspiration he was. May the Grace of God be with you and the boys and may you know that he has left such a positive inpact on the lives of millions of people. He was truly a gift from God. God Bless all of you and keep you.May God shine his light upon you and the children. Brenda Warner
July 30, 2008
What an extraordinary man! It is without a doubt that Randy's spirit will live on in the millions who have been touched by his story. May your memories give you comfort in the days that follow! Thank you for sharing him with us!
July 30, 2008
Jai,
I watched the story of your husband on Primetime. I heart was gripped and tears flooded my eyes. I was touched deeply. I was moved by your husband's courage, but more than that, I was moved by your courage. Randy showed amazing courage til the end, and was an inspiration... however my heart was drawn to you in how you had to deal with the news and how you will continue to deal after his passing. I know I accepted Christ as my Saviour back in 1979, and I know the peace that the Lord gives, it passes all understanding. I'm thankful for the love that was shown to all through your lives. I cannot begin to imagine the reality of pain and emotional times when the camera wasn't rolling.
My prayers are with you and your children Jai. May you continue to heal as each day passes.
I know in times of trouble, this verse from God's Word helps me.
Nahum 1:7- The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows them that trust in Him.
July 30, 2008
To the Pausch Family, God Bless You in this time of sorrow. Randy will be looking down on his family and will be their angel on their shoulders forever. He has taught me never to give up on my dreams, Peace.
July 30, 2008
To Know Randy Pausch was precious and to just having the opportunity to know of him awesome. Randy was many things to many people. We are known by our fruits, and certainly Randy knew God and was not afraid of death. His example is for many for courage and strength which will remain with me forever. To his family I offer my deepest regrets in your time of sorrow. May God be with you to comfort you.
July 30, 2008
After viewing Randys' "last" lecture, I was truly amazed at his ability to take such a devastating prognosis, and still have the passion to want to use it as an opportunity to teach a life lesson to his children, and so many others. Whether he knew it or not, his "lecture" would touch the lives of so many people who were merely "going through the motions" each day. I so admired Randys' passion for life after hearing him speak about what's important, or what really should be the most important things in life. Randys' determination and willingness to share his struggle was truly an eye opener. I am so, so sorry for Randys passing. I lost my brother, also named Randy, several years ago, and I still struggle to understand why he was taken so young in life. I miss him so much as I know you now miss your Randy. I really find it hard to understand why such beautiful loving beings are taken from us when they still have so much to share. I wish I had the wisdom and passion to convey my thoughts like your Randy did, but I am at a loss as to how to tell you how truly sorry I am, and how Randys' uninhibited love for his family, and for life, touched so many others. This is a very sad day for me, and for everyone who had the opportunity to receive the message of love and compassion Randy brought us. Bless You.
July 30, 2008
My deepest condolences to the Pausch family. I have never cried so much as this year in the loss of three wonderful men...Tim Russert, Tony Snow, and now Randy Pausch, none of which I personally knew but all were so honest, uplifting, and totally loved their family and friends. Our country needs so many more of such memorable individuals. Your family is in my prayers.
July 30, 2008
Dearest Jai-
I watched for the third time the Last Lecture piece on TV tonight (Primetime) with my husband, who is on hospice for neuroendocrine cancer of the larnyx, brain and liver. Your message "I have everything I need" is just what we came to understand for strength in the days to come...I am so grateful. May God Bless you and the children always. Randy's message is clearly about life and not end of life.
July 30, 2008
I learned some time ago when someone very dear to me died of cancer that it is no important the material things you have here on Earth. The most important it is what you leave behind you, how people will remeber you. As Randy said how you lead your life and what you achieve becomes your legacy. It is hard not to cry, respect, and to admire someone who live his life in helping and supporting others. I guess God needs good people up in Heaven to watch over us here down on Earth. God bless you Randy and your family for all you did for many of us.
July 30, 2008
To the Pausch Family: Jai and children.
First let me say that I only recently learned of your husbands last lecture about two weeks ago. Since that time like many after watching his "Last Lecture" at CMU my life has changed in many ways.
I am a Undgrad Instructor part time at several Local Universities. Watching Randy give his lecture has inspired me to do my job better, to bring FUN into the classroom of Computer Science, and most of all to ensure that each student is left with the child awakened inside of them.
Closer to home as a Single Father of four children: 26,17, and twin girls at 15. I have been inspired to continue to spend as much time with them as possible: For in life, there time with us is simple temporary until they go on there own journey through time.
I do not feel saddness for your husband Jai I celebrate his life, his accomplishments and look at them as a mentor. Someone who I can always play back when things get down, and get reenergized on my purpose in life. Most of all live my life in a more fullfilling way that celebrates the gift of life itself.
I do wish you and your children the best that lifes journey has to offer. Your children will know what a legacy there Father and Mother left behind for them to follow, to learn, to remember.
I will always remember this great man, and your family.
My best wishes to you and your family may the light always shine in your hallways, down those darken sad days to enlighten you as your journey continues with those beautiful children. Thank you for the courage you have shown to the world and the message brought forth to all.
Sincerely,
The Laatsch Family
July 30, 2008
I was in complete shock to hear about Randy's sudden death last Friday. I believed that he was going to fight the battle because of the kind of person that he was. But "It's not how long you live your life its the way that you live it." Randy surely did live his life the right way and thats all that matters. He inspired so many people and should be every proud of himself for that. God just gained another great angel. My thoughts and sorrow go out to his family during this time of grief. I am astonished to hear that Randy did not suffer though. Unfortunately I wasn't one of those lucky ones who was able to know Mr. Pausch but he still touched my life forever and helped me to change for the better. Randy showed me how to live my life.
July 30, 2008
Thank You for sharing your husband and letting him do the last lecture. I feel really sad right now. His book really touched me. It's helping me to get to know my children better.
God Bless.
July 30, 2008
Randy Pausch Family and Friends

God Bless Each and Every One of You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God's Peace today, and everyday, also!!!!!
Oh the words to say here are many

What A True Inspiration Randy was to everyone's life he has touched.

Thank You to All of You for sharing Your Story with all of Us!!!!

We are Eternally Grateful To All Of You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharing such a personal moment of Your Life with each of Us was such a Precious Gift to Give.

What a legacy for all of us to follow in his/your footsteps.

We will all be better people because of what was shared with each of us.

It is no wonder he was
a "Professor".

We all have our own stories of "celebrating our lives", but nothing like what you all did, for all of us, for sure!

The choice to televise all of that for us, will live on forever and ever.

You will all be a part of our hearts forever!!!!!!!!!

What a Beautiful Testimony of how to handle such a gut wrenching diagnosis.

Our family knows that "c" word well, as we lost both of our parents to "cancer".

In fact if we don't have to bring that word out, we leave it hidden, not giving it space to overwhelm us, on a daily basis.

One can never forget that nasty word.

We stay positive that we will enjoy this life we live.

Our parents legacy, taught us that early on with their own diagnosis.

The courage they had to face all they had to endure, as well.

Their faith hidden deep within their souls made us know that it "was all good".

They too will be there with welcome arms since Randy arrived.

I am sure they "the cancer patients" are discussing their diagnosis' together.

The "peace" that only God gives all of us is that "one day" we will all be together again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy everyday with the knowledge we all have learned throughout the process of all we have been through together.

We are not alone as we all can see.

Our thoughts and prayers are with You All, as we all go through these next steps through our own life's journey.

God Bless and Keep You All
The Brager's McConnell's Robinson's
July 30, 2008
I watched Randy again tonight and I could only hope to have the wonderful love you shared with him. Sometimes it isn't quanity that counts but quality and as hard as it was to let go feel proud to have had a husband and father like him, you were truly blessed.
July 30, 2008
Because of the love you have for your family the whole world has been touched by a man who was not afraid to live, God bless you and your family.
July 30, 2008
May the love and magic you created continue to shine on your family; and your woven nets continue to protect them for always. Thank you for sharing your light, love and life.
July 30, 2008
I would have liked to have known this man. What an inspiration he is to so many. I was immensely saddened when I heard of his passing. I was hoping for a miracle for him. He so deserved it.
My sympathies are with you Jai and the children. God Bless.
July 30, 2008
our prayers will be with you and your family, his last lecture aparently touched the lives of many in the world!!!
may god be with all of you
katrina shea
July 30, 2008
To the Pausch Family:

My thoughts are with you. Randy was undoubtedly an extraordinary person who touched the lives of so many. In giving this legacy for his children, he has taught me and so many others how to live well.

Thank you for this gift.
July 30, 2008
What an amazing man! I never knew Mr.Pausch personally but the way he lived life was amazing and eye opening for me. I am only 23 years old, and have lived the past 12 years with auto-immune hepatitis, not knowing how long i will live. I lost my daughter so stillbirth last year and shortly after I heard Mr>Pausch's lecture, it opened my eyes to a whole new way of living!! My many thanks go to him and I am proud to know my daughter now shares Heaven with him. My prayers go to his lovely wife and children!
July 29, 2008
I'm so sorry to learn of his passing. I was never so touched by anyone in my life as Mr. Pausch. He was such an inspiration to the world. May God Bless his family forever and ever. . .
July 29, 2008
Dear Jai, children, and extended family of Randy,
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Our hearts break with yours. Hold on to those good times for they are your "gems". One day at a time and lean on the Lord and those who love you. Randy has touched millions of people and has changed so many lives, a true legacy. A young life taken too soon, but one with such a fulfilled purpose.....he will live on forever. You will see him again....what a wonderful reunion day that will be! He will sweep you up in his arms with the all of the love and passion that sustained both of you. May God Bless you and keep you in His care during your grief journey....Thank you for sharing this wonderful man and your incredible love story with all of us!
July 29, 2008
Jai and family
Randy has shown us how all of us should be. He was the outstanding educator that captured your interest the moment that he spoke. Randy was the perfect example of a loving father and husband. His wisdom and knowledge has inspired all of us. What best describes Randy is a song that says "What the world needs now, is love sweet love".
July 29, 2008
I was sad to see that Randy had passed away after seeing his story on 20/20 several months ago. What an inspiration to the whole world! I'm praying for the entire family and please find comfort in the fact that he is now with his Heavenly Father and having a wonderful, pain free time. Thank you for your selfless act of sharing him with a world that needs to hear a voice of hope during what seems to be struggling times for many. We were blessed to have Randy in this world and he will continue to touch lives even as he is in heaven. Thank you.
July 29, 2008
I think Mr. Randy Pausch was and is a Great man, Father and Husband God Bless him and his Family. He will be remembered forever Ms. Patty Garcia
July 29, 2008
Dear Jai and children,
I first met Randy (not literally) when I saw him on the Oprah show. I was amazed, enthralled, full of extreme admiration and respect for a gentle man I had never had the pleasure of meeting in person (though I truly wish I had). After that first encounter, I went to the internet and downloaded "The Last Lecture" where it will remain forever in my computer so that I may listen to it whenever I choose to do so. Your husband and father so inspired me with his words and bravery that I immediately purchased his book (for myself and my mother). Not since the passing of my Father three years ago have I prayed and wished for someone's life as I did for Randy's. I feel he had so much more to offer the world - he truly was an enormous ray of hope and belief in the good of man. You have my deepest sympathies during this difficult time but always remember, Randy will be with us and the world for many, many more decades to come. His "Last Lecture" is not only an everlasting tribute for his children but for the entire world. It's been three years since my Dad's been gone and although the emptiness has never diminished since he left, I cherish the wonderful memories and his laughter as if he were still beside me. Hold on tight to these precious words that Randy has left you - he was such an amazing young man who has obviously (by the number of guests signing this book) made a lasting impression on this world and for generations to come. Laugh, love, live life to its fullest and always smile, as Randy would have wanted you to do.
July 29, 2008
Jai and family,
While I don't know you I feel, like many others who have written, that I do. Jai, you, Randy and your family are inspirations to us all. At some point we will all face this journey. I only pray that I will have the strength, grace and dignity to endure the challenges and forge ahead. Jai, your words of "not helpful" will forever be in my heart. We have all watched you but we don't know what you have endured. We have only seen a glimpse of your life. I hope that God will hold your hand and guide you through this new journey without Randy. I am confident that your angel,Randy, is watching from above and protecting you and your children. Until you are reunited in heaven with him, may God grant you peace. Thank you for allowing us all to share in your journey. We also share in your loss.

God bless,
Lynn
July 29, 2008
Bless your family at this time of loss. Randy was truly an inspiration to many people. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
July 29, 2008
To those who Randy loved and who loved Randy, keep each other close and your memories closer. To Randy's family and friends please always speak his name even in the years to come, it will mean the world to his mother, wife and children.

You are all in my prayers.
July 29, 2008
Dear Jai and family,
I hope that you will find comfort in knowing that Randy is with the Lord now and there is no more pain. He will never be forgotten because he touched so many people's lives all across the globe. He is the most courageous person I have ever known. He will always be watching over you and your children, and I'm sure he will be cheering from above at every Steeler game. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow. My deepest condolences.
July 29, 2008
Jai my heart so goes out to you and your family. I can say stay strong but have experienced a similar thing firsthand. I did not get more than the 5 months told to my uncle by the doctors when he was a young illinois state trooper detective at 41. My heart goes out to you and your family and the angel that Randy has become will look after you guys ALWAYS! I did not know him, but his story touched all of us nationwide.
July 29, 2008
God has called a wonderful person home. May he bless the family
July 29, 2008
To Jai and Children,
Thank you for sharing your husband/father with so many people in this world. His inspiration gave hope and meaning to those of us that find it hard to get thru the day sometimes. I just finished watching the Primetime Special with Diane Sawyer this evening and I cried. The love, strength, and determination you and Randy showed over the last year or so has touched my heart. Jai, my wish for you is to carry on his legacy. You, your children, family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all....
July 29, 2008
I first knew of Randy Pausch when I saw him on OPRAH. My first thought was how amazingly awesome, brave, and committed to really living LIFE he was! I have just seen the ABC special with Diane Sawyer, and I am still crying tears...HEAVEN HAS GAINED A SUPERIOR ANGEL; THE EARTH HAS LOST ONE INCREDIBLE TEACHER FOR OUR PATH IN LIFE! Not having ever known Randy is not what matters most; what does matter is what he stood for and strived to teach all of us. My heart strongly aches for his wife, his children, the rest of his family, his friends, and the extended family circle of Randy Pausch. I know his family will grieve much harder, for they knew him most intimately; I am also sure that each of us who even "knew" him a little (via TV, internet, etc.) will also grieve his passing. The best we can do is to NEVER FORGET HIM and try to live our lives more fully as each day goes on! God has welcomed Randy "HOME" and has given Randy watch over his loved ones 'left behind for the time being' until they see one another again one day! May we support Randy's legacy, especially The Last Lecture for his children, by being and living the BEST! GOD IS WITH YOU ALWAYS, JAI AND YOUR CHILDREN AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY, AND MAY YOU KNOW STRENGTH, COURAGE, AND HOPE! I'll be praying for you as you journey through the path of grief...which one day leads to joy again. (My mother died March 2007, and grief is a very hard reality!) You have been a major part of a wonderful man's life! You have truly known LOVE at its best!
July 29, 2008
I have just watched the TV special on Randy and his family. It brought many tears and also inspiration. I will look at my life differently now and look to my children for the same inspiration that Randy lectured about. I am so sad for your incredible loss.
July 29, 2008
I never met Randy or Jai, but I have to say..from seeing them on tv, they are two of the most beautiful I've ever seen, the courage the two of you showed was beyond amazing. I could only hope for a half of that courage if I was faced with the same situation. May God Bless you and your family, I hope you all will be Tiggers in the future.
July 29, 2008
Cancer cannot invade the soul nor reduce eternal life. It cannot shut out memories nor silence courage.

Thank you for sharing his legacy.
July 29, 2008
Dear Pausch family, May God Bless you and may you always know that Randy is loved by many, many people and that his book will always be a blessing to me.
July 29, 2008
I feel blessed to have a new Angel looking down over all of us. Wow, Randy was an incredible man. I watched Diane Sawyer tonight, and I cannot even find thet words that do Randy justice. Inspirational, Proud, Determined, Happy.. are just a few that come to mind. It is sad that God took away Randy so early in life.. especially for his children. I KNOW however, that Randy, in the short amt of time he had left, instilled SO many important things into his 3 beautiful children. God always has a plan, and it seems obvious to me, that His plan was to have Randy take this challenging and grueling journey, for ALL of us to see, and learn from. Not a lot of people could go through what Randy did, and continue to be positive, and smile on a daily basis. This brilliant man, Randy Pausch, I have never met, but he is also someone that I consider a Hero, and my inspiration. I feel so selfish when I think of the ways I have acted, or how I have handled things, however.. you live and you learn. You be a TIGGER.. not an Eeyore; and no matter how much I may faulter, I will continue to get back up, and even put that extra smile on my face.. and that, is a HUGE gift that Randy has given me. Why live life unhappy?? Life is TOO short.. it takes more face muscles to frown than it does to smile. Live and Love each and every single day you have, as it may be your last. God Bless You, Pausch Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, and beyond.
July 29, 2008
Randy Pausch has left us a great gift...how to live life. I give his family my deepest sympathy. After having cancer twice, I have some understanding of this twist of fate. I will use his book as a reminder to enjoy my day and to face the future as best that I can.
July 29, 2008
To the family of Dr. Pausch, I am simply so very sorry for your incredible loss. I just watched the program that aired this evening, and was deeply saddened. I was also, however, uplifted by the courage and wisdom that was so apparent. Other than these few words, I am speechless. I just wanted to somehow let you know that others care, and that I so hope you find comfort in knowing that others feel for you. What a miracle of a man...
July 29, 2008
My dear Jai, my love to you, your children, to Randy's mother and all family members. I have only known you through the televised lectures, interviews and Randy's great book, I bought in April and have shared with many. You and Randy have given the world your greatest gifts,teaching us how to be brave and live our best life, everyday. Dr. Pausch was one of the brightest stars to shine on this earth, a light that will go on forever. You are in my heart and in my prayers.
Much love, Nancy Gordon Robinson
July 29, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
The good Lord used Randy as an instrument to teach us all how we need to live our lives. What an honor! He couldn't have picked anyone better to do the job because he inspired so many to live their lives to the fullest and to strive to be the very best that you can be. He will live on in the hearts of many. May the many precious memories that you all have of him help to get you through these difficult times. Thank you Randy! Rest in peace!
With heartfelt sympathy,
A friend.
July 29, 2008
To the Family of Randy Pausch,
As the word spread of Randy's death, I wept for all of you. In your grief, you are right, Randy was not here long enough! You do deserve more time with Randy. May his memory be a blessing.
July 29, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
Randy has changed my life, I will be a better person because of him. You are a wonderful family and I am truly blessed to have gotten to see the interview and read the book. I realize God has a plan. I wish you well and may God bless you.
Mary
July 29, 2008
This is one human being I wish I had the chance to know. I first learned of this Man through my Sister who was inspired by a speech from Randy Pausch when she went to hear, "The Last Lecture". We lost our Father in 1992 to Cancer and I lost my Father-In-Law in 2004 to Cancer. Then our Son of a whole-nother incident in 2005. I am quite aware of the loss from other family members and the ever enduring pain of loosing a son. It is something that you learn to deal with for the sake of yourself and the others you love.
To the family of Randy Pausch,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am sure he will be remembered fondly in your Hearts.
Victoria Lloyd of Balto. Md.
July 29, 2008
I was deeply saddened to learn of Randy Pausch's death, and I cried as I watched Diane Sawyer's tribute tonight. Surely a soul as good as Randy's still lives on, even though we can't see. Randy believed in things unseen, and I believe that Randy is still here in spirit to watch over his family and inspire millions of us to live our best lives every day. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jai and their children, and they will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I wish them peace and comfort in the days to come.
July 29, 2008
When you look up at the sky at night, you see millions of stars blinking back at you. Some were just born, some died a million years ago. But their light is the same - you can't tell one from the other. Randy's spirit is like that.
July 29, 2008
Our family's Tigger Day became an Eyeore Day. Randy's lecture has affected our family's outlook on our daily lives. Blessedly, we get more Tigger Day's than Eyeore's and you will, too!
Peace be with you. You have our prayers and thoughts.
July 29, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
God will take care of you in this time of sorrow; however, there is joy in knowing Randy has affected millions with "Tigger and Eeyore." Thank you for sharing him with the world.
July 29, 2008
To the family of Randy Pausch....
My deepest sympathies go out to you all. I know what it is like to lose a husband and the father of my children at an early age(he was 41 and my oldest daughter was 5 and my youngest was born 9 days after his death). Peace be with you during this trying time! Thank you for sharing your story. What an inspiration!
July 29, 2008
I was sitting here watching TV tonight and saw the interview he did on TV. What a powerful story of his life. He has touch so many lives without knowing it. I pray for you and your children and family. May God bless and keep you all.
July 29, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 29, 2008
Priceless!!!!
July 29, 2008
May God Bless Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe Pausch - and may Randy Pausch rest in peace. He was a true inspiration to me - and touched the hearts and lives of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
July 29, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time my first husband died of pancreatic cancer also it is almost 6 years now and left me with 4 small cildren under the age of 12 he passed on my youngest first birthday at home he was 6 days away from 3 years so i know how you feel if you ever need to just talk please feel free to email me again my prayers are with you Bragette ordean07@comcast.net
July 29, 2008
From the time I first heard about Randy, I was compelled to watch him on the TV, esp. when the special came on w/Diane Sawyer, I cried like I knew him after viewing it.
Randy really makes us think and evaluate our own lives, and reminded me to be more aware of the things that are precious and meaningful in life--each and everyday.
Family, it's the most important connection we have with the people we LOVE-that we must make time to show how much we love each other.

Shower the People You Love with Love, before it's too late...And Tell them how you feel too!!
Randy proved this is all in messages.

My heart aches for his beautiful family he has left behind, Godspeed to you all...

Warmest regards,
July 29, 2008
The love story that Randy and his wife had, was beautiful and has brought tears to my eyes more than once. His inspiration and courage are more than I can grasp. He loved his family more than anything....and it showed.
July 29, 2008
I am deeply saddened that this chapter in Dr. Pausch's life has ended. My first encounter with this remarkable man was after my mother had lost her battle with cervical cancer. I found his messages and spirit uplifting and comforting. I wish I would have seen him before my mother had passed. I know she would have taken comfort in his words. My thoughts and prayers are with Jai and the children at this difficult time. Thanks to the marvels of modern technology, his children will have ample opportunity to view their remarkable father and know that they were loved in the deepest way. Dr. Pausch will be deeply missed by all who he has touched. May God be with his family in this difficult time.
July 29, 2008
I never knew this man personally. However, I cannot tell you what an inspiration he has been to me, in the very breif time that I became acquainted with Prof. Pausch and his situation.
May God be with his wife and children....
July 29, 2008
I'm so sorry for the family to have to bear losing someone so vibrant and young. I am glad, however that I was able to view that “Last Lecture” in it’s entirety. He was one hell of a man.
July 29, 2008
I am a single parent and was amazed and inspired by Randy and how much he loved his family and the legacy he left for his children. He will be truly be missed. He has touched me and made me think about the important things in life.
July 29, 2008
To the Pausch Family....How wonderful to have a father who loved his children with such enthusiasm. My favorite chapter is Pouring Soda in the Back Seat....in preparation for his children! Also, the fact that a car is utilitarian, a few dents can be ignored!....Most of all his love is eternal and memorialized with the American public. What a beautiful legacy he gave us all. Thank you for sharing him with us. Janice Spencer
July 29, 2008
I first learned of Randy Pausch from the PanCan website. My father Passed away Jan. 11th 2007 of panceratic cancer. Your husband was such an inspiration to so many people. He reminded me of my father in many ways. I know first hand how hard it is to see someone suffer from the horrible form of cancer. Although our pains are different (I lost my father, you lost your husband.) I know how you feel and I truly am so sorry for your loss. Please remember that God is on your side and your husband is no longer in pain he is at peace with our lord and savior. God bless you and your beautiful children.
July 29, 2008
I am 74 years old, Randy made me wish I could have given him the years that God gave me. He truly deserved a full and long life with his family, and he inspired me beyond words. My deepest sympathy to his wife and children and those he loved.
July 29, 2008
Thank you and may God bless!
July 29, 2008
To the Pausch Family,

May God bless each of you in your
time of sorrow.
July 29, 2008
Pausch Family,
I wasn't fortunate enough to know Randy but admired his courage. I'm sure he was a wonderful man, husband, father, friend and professor. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. May He hold you in the palm of His hand. You will remain in my thoughts & prayers
Barna Family
Pittsburgh, PA
July 29, 2008
Dear Jai Pausch, the Children and to the extended Family:

I had the rare priviledge of hearing Randy's "Last Lecture" on the ABC News/Diane Sawyer interview. I was facinated, captivated, stunned at the eloquence of his bravery. I thought it adorable when he had the entire audience sing to Jai. I have listened to the Lecture over and over again...it is a beautiful inspiration. We, those who never met Randy and Jai, are so fortunate to have a glimpse into your lives. Thank you Jai. Thank you to his Parents for their wonderful contribution to the world. I will never forget Randy. I will pray for you Jai and for your children.

God Bless you and keep you Safe.
July 29, 2008
Sincere blessings for you, Jai & your family & much gratitude to you all for sharing Dr. Pausch with the world. His inspiration & wonderfully sensitive thoughts & words will stay with us forever as he lives on in our hearts and it will help many of us cancer survivor/"livers" going on with our lives w/dignity & appreciation for life.

Namaste & peace...be well.
July 29, 2008
What an awesome man Randy was. I prayed for him everyday and I cried like I lost a dear friend the day he died. I'm so sorry for your great loss. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow. Just know one day you will see him again.
July 29, 2008
I viewed the final lecture several times. That lecture should be mandatory viewing for ever high school and college graduation. I was touched with his zeal. I hope that when my time comes, I can leave such a legacy. Thanks Randy.
July 29, 2008
Sentimos de veras el fallecimiento de Randy. Admiramos su valentìa y filosófica entrega al terrible proceso que enfrentó. Rogamos a Dios por él y por su familia.
July 29, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I felt like I almost knew him, watching him on all of the television shows. He let us know him. My sincere sympathy.
July 29, 2008
Jai,
Thank you for sharing your husband with the world. He has been an inspiration to all who have gotten the opportunity to read about him. He has brought my family closer together by making us realize that life is short and to live everyday like its your last. You and your children will always be in my prayers. May you always feel the love that Randy had for you.
Amy
July 29, 2008
I am overwhelmed with sadness for this family and at the same time overjoyed in the love that Randy Pausch brought to my own, and the importance of the day I watched his last lecture with my 16 year old daughter.

In a world where generations are growing up to idolize sports figures and those who hold lower standards, Randy is a hero defined and will remain so for all time.

Thank you to all the family for sharing the very private, wise advice of a father and husband with the rest of the world.
July 29, 2008
What I have come to know......all people die one day, people live a lifetime, remember the lifetime and always the love.
July 29, 2008
Dr. Pausch, thank you for living life to the fullest and sharing your insights with the world. My condolences to your family and loved ones.
July 29, 2008
His words inspired me to live life to the fullest and enjoy everyday I have with my loved ones. My sympathies go out to his Family and Friends. Know that he will always be with you in your hearts.
July 29, 2008
You and your family went through this process with the greatest of dignity.

You have all my respect. May the memories of Randy be a comfort to you and your family.
July 29, 2008
You and your family went through this process with the greatest f dignity.

You have all my respect. May the memories of Randy be a comfort to you and your family.
July 29, 2008
Dear Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe,
Last Friday when I heard the news of Randy's passing, I felt a huge lump in my throat and a sick feeling in my stomach. The same feeling I felt last February 10th when my husband passed away from bladder cancer. I can truly say that I felt your loss.
Randy's book was on the shelves in our bookstores shortly after my husband died. My husbands philosophy and will to live life to its fullest 'till he couldn't, was so much like Randy's. My husband [Mark] loved to read books that were uplifting; and then give copies to his friends and associates. Unfortunately he didn't get the opportunity to read, "The Last Lecture" because it came out after his death. Marks birthday was last May. I purchased 75 copies of Randy's book and placed a picture of Mark, taken on his last birthday, and added a personal note stating that if Mark were still alive I Know [he] would have loved this book and had wanted [you] to have a copy and read it. So many of Randy's "Pauschisms" reminded me of what my own husband would think and say.
Having and reading this book has helped me feel so much peace. I thank Randy for writing it. My son was recently traveling on an airplane on a business trip. He took his copy of the book along. He happened to sit by a young woman who's father was stricken with cancer. My son told her about Randy's book, then gave her his copy. I also gave a copy of Randy's book while traveling on a plane to a young father who wasn't [because of his occupation] able to be home with his children very often. I told him that it was the best book [next to the scriptures] that he could read to understand how important family and life really are.
I just want you to know that you, your children and Randy have been in my prayers for months. I know how hard it is for the caregiver to come to grips day to day, before and after. It is through family, good friends and my faith, that I have been able to continue on.
I feel like I know your family. I wish I could have known how to write a note of gratitude and an expression of love to Randy while he was still here.
You and your sweet children will continue to be in my prayers.
If you would like to read more about Mark, his obituary will always be on Legacy.com. Mark Peterson
With my love, Nancy

nancyjo2000@comcast.net
July 29, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 29, 2008
Randy's journey, shared with humor, candor and sincerity, was the beginning of a new perspective on life for me. My sincere gratitude goes to Randy's family for sharing him with the world at such a time. What an amazing man; what an amazing family! I wish you God's peace...
July 29, 2008
He has given to the world insight and wisdom, the ideas were for us to act upon. We have all been given a gift and touched by him...Thank you for your selflessness...Dr. P, Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe...God Bless you all.
July 29, 2008
To Jai, Chloe, Logan, Dylan and the entire Pausch family,

My deepest love and sympathy to you at this difficult time. I wish the power of the profound impact Randy left on the world could take your pain away and give this story a happy ending. I hope knowing that a stranger changed my life, and the lives of millions, brings you peace and strength in the amazing person that Randy was. All my prayers to your family. Best, Dana Merk
July 29, 2008
Randy, THANK YOU for reminding all of us how to live... JC
July 29, 2008
Randy you too were an inspiration for me I am a "tigger"
July 29, 2008
Such an inspiration, God Bless the entire family.
July 29, 2008
I read a small portion of Randy's book in the local newspaper's PARADE section. I must now purchase and read the book entirety. He was LiFE and inspiration to his sons, wife and others like me who only knew him from his book.

Prays and deepest sympathy to the PAUSCH family and friends.
July 29, 2008
I first heard of Randy, when I was watching "Dateline".. he really inspired me and I am sorry to hear he had lost his fight with cancer. He is a remarkable person, and inspiration to all, he will be missed.
July 29, 2008
To the family of Mr. Pausch, I am a teacher in GA. Debra Graham. My husband died in December of Colorectal Cancer . your husband was a strong solider like my husband. He never complained or showed that he was sick. He was an educator at heart and Football Coach. He told me to read all of Proverbs and find comfort. I pray for strength for you and your children. I had seen your husband on television.
July 29, 2008
I've been keeping up with Professor Pausch's journals on his website since I learned of his lecture and life on Oprah. I went to see how he was doing today and couldn't find his page - I knew that the news would not be good. My heart goes out to his family, but I know his children will realize the legacy he has left them in time. God Bless.
July 29, 2008
To have touched so many is remarkable. God certainly made Randy special.
July 29, 2008
To The Family,
May God hold each of you in the palm of His Holy hand during this time of bereavement. I watched your husband and father, when he was on oprah.
July 29, 2008
Mr. Paush touched many hearts with his "Last Lecture" and also when he spoke at the graduation to many students and said that the waited until he was 39 to marry because he had not found the right lady to share the rest of his life with, he then went to his wife, gave her a long kiss in front of all the world, picked her up and walked off the stage with her....I know that he will be missed by his wonderful family, but he will be missed by all the lives he touched.
Many Blessings!
July 29, 2008
I have been inspired by Randy, and I look at my children and life in a whole new way. My condolences to his family.
July 29, 2008
After seeing Randy on Oprah and hearing about The Last Lecture, I ordered his book (CD). I had listened to all but the final installment when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My chemo treatment begins this week and I am facing it with renewed strength and optimism, thanks to the inspiring words from this amazing man. May he find eternal peace in the arms of our Lord. We are all better for having shared a little of his life.
July 29, 2008
Dearest Pausch Family,
Sincere sympathy to all of you. Your father put part of his life and yours out there to the public and that has been an incredible blessing to me and my family. We know in our hearts that his love of life will only grow stronger as you all live on.
I offer you a virtual {{{hug}}}. Our prayers will always include you. Love, The Sutter Family
July 29, 2008
I was introduced to " The last lecture" by one of my Professors at Ferris State University Big Rapids MI. I was amazed. I am truly sorry for your loss.
July 29, 2008
I first saw him on Oprah, and thought to myself, what a Brave man. May God bless his family.
July 29, 2008
My sincere sympathy to all of you during this time of sorrow.
What a legacy to leave for Randy's loved ones.
He is to me and many others a hero.
July 29, 2008
What an extraordinary man. May God Bless his family, especially his young children. Truly an inspiration to this generation and those of the future. His book should become a mandatory part of every college student's curriculum. What a real life lesson.
July 29, 2008
To the Pausch family, you have my deepest sympathy in the lost of such a great husband, dad, brother, and all around good guy. I never met Randy, but from watching his video, which I have shared with many, I feel like I do know him. I am so sorry such a great person has been taken. I do hope that his lecture can continue to be sent around the world and touch many more lives. May God hold on to you and your family and give you the strength to come through all of this. Randy is now watching over all of you. Take care and God Bless each of you.
July 29, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
Even though Randy did not write his book for the world, what an inspiration and testimony for all who have seen him, talked with him, or read his words. All the words shared cannot take away your great loss but thank you for sharing his brief life with the world. May God hold you tightly as you continue your journey. Thinking of you all.
July 29, 2008
Randy was a precious gift that God gave this world for a while. A true friend and a great love are what all people stive to find but some never do. You are truly blessed.
July 29, 2008
I first saw him on the internet. He changed my life, and my way of thinking. I will remember him always. He is a true American Hero.
July 29, 2008
We could all learn from Randy's message. Deepest sympathies and God's blessings to his family & friends.

Lori Horvath
Windsor, Ontario CANADA
July 29, 2008
Dr. Pausch was such an inspiration to
all during his illness. Although he lived a short time on earth, his legacy will live forever in our hearts.
July 29, 2008
Randy Pausch lives on...and will continue to be an inspiration. May God continue to bless his family. Thank you for sharing your legacy with the world, Randy.
July 29, 2008
Dear Pausch family;
Your husband/father has made an incredible difference in my life and the way I percieve things. I again realize how very precious my loved ones are to me and hope to spend the rest of my life making sure they know it. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.
July 29, 2008
I AM SO VERY, VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, I SAW YOUR HUSHBAND ON TV I CAN'T REMMBER IF WAS OPHAR, OR DR.PHILL, BUT MY HEART JUST BROKE FOR YOUR HUSHBAND,AND HIS FAMILY. I PRAY THAT GOD,WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH THROUGH THIS TIME OF HEARTACHE & SORROW I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND ALL OF RANDY'S FAMILY. I SENT ALL MY PRAY'S YOUR WAY,AGAIN I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,
HOPE AUSTIN.
July 29, 2008
To the entire Pausch family & friends:

So sad to hear of Randy's passing, my heartfelt condolences to you. What a legacy he leaves behind! He has touched millions of people throughout the world with his enthusiasm & joy of life! He will be missed but never forgotten. May you find comfort & strength during this period, but most of all love & happiness-like Randy would want for you!

God Bless Randy & God Bless you.
July 29, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 29, 2008
To Randy's beautiful family-
He was such a thoughtful and loving father and husband. It was so wonderful to have him share his knowledge and inspire so many of us to live our life to the fullest! I felt your pain when I heard he passed away. May your family have many years of good health and happy times as he would only want the best for you all.
Our sympathy goes out to all of you!
July 29, 2008
Dear Pausch family, What an inspiration your husband/father was. Your in my thoughts and prayers. I have learned a different way to view life from reading his book. god bless
July 29, 2008
Love & blessings to each family member. We are never ready to let go of our loved ones. even when we see it approaching. Be assured that he has touched more lives than you wil ever know. His "musings" of his life have reminded me just what is and should be most important in life! Be consoled that as much as you love him here, God loves him even more.
July 29, 2008
I wanted to send Randy's family my sincere sympathy on your loss and ours. He was the teacher of the year to all of us across this world.
I pray his three beautiful children take his memories and keep them close. When you dwell on a fond memory you also find a smile on your face. Thank you for allowing him to share what time he had left to teach us all so much about life and living.
You married well Mrs. Pausch and you raised a great son Mrs. Pausch, his Mom.
What more can you ask for in life.
"Life is not how you survive the storm but how you dance in the rain."
He sure did dance. Take care and God Bless you all.
July 29, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
Your husband, father, son and brother was someone so amazing that he brought millions to stop, listen and learn. He was what every parent should be -- a true to the bone role model; every child should be so honored. He was, and will always be, someone so profound and prophetic. My prayers are with you all. There will be a void in all your lives, as well as the world's, but at the same time he gave something to everyone, live your life to the fullest; life's eternal lesson. God bless Randy, and all of you.
July 29, 2008
Mrs. Pausch and Family,
You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Randy. He was such a great inspiration to many people and his legacy will live on forever, as he has touched many lives with his "last lecture".
Sincerely,
July 29, 2008
May God in heaven give you the strength and comfort that you need at this time. I pray that God gives you peace that surpasses all understanding. I was so touched by his lecture while viewing "Oprah." Be blessed in Jesus. My prayers are with you and your family.
July 29, 2008
I would like to thank you and your family for sharing Randy, with us.The smile,laughter and tears let you know what an amazing person he really was.God Bless You
July 29, 2008
I took away alot from his words, but what he taught me the most was how much he loved his family. Please hold that thought close.
July 29, 2008
To the Pausch family,
I was heartbroken for you when I read the news of Dr. Pausch's passing. I started reading his book and following the website after losing my beautiful sister-in-law on May 5,2008 at age 35 to colon cancer. I had truly hoped that your family would get so much more time together. What wonderful memories you must have of your time together! I pray that time will help you find some peace.
July 29, 2008
I'm sure he never imagined that Randy Pausch would be a "household name" in the US. He seemed to be a truly gentle and humble man.
The footprints that he left will never be washed away. What a wonderful inspiring legacy he left for future generations!
May God's peace that passes all understanding be upon his family!
July 29, 2008
Our sympathy to Randy's loving Family. What a wonderful man - his children and wife must be so proud of him. He has moved me and I am thrilled to be able to hear his last lecture. God Bless all of you.
July 29, 2008
Randy embodies the human spirit. We can all learn from the way Randy lived his life. What an amazing human being who lived life to the fullest. My heart goes out to the family. I know there are no words now to ease your sorrow. May you find joy in your memories. Just know that America has you in their prayers and their hearts. RIP Randy. We all loved you. Please God watch over Jai and those beautiful children.
July 29, 2008
What a beautiful family, my thoughts and prayers will be with you daily Jai and your 3 most adorable children, I wish you were my neighbor, I would gladly babysit for free, I admire you!
July 29, 2008
I came to "know" Randy Pausch back when the buzz over his presentation at Carnegie Mellon caught my eyes and ears. The lecture, and its message, was powerful and I listened to it, shared it and haunted the web sites for further news of this amazing man. Tonight there will be a special on TV, which I will watch and tape. My heart goes out to his family, who will feel this loss {his death} so personally, and his extended family ~ those of us who were, in some way, touched by his life. We should all be able to learn something from Dr. Pausch ~ a man, husband, father, instructor who has left a legacy to us all. God Blessed his wife and children with Randy's presence. May they continue to be blessed in his absence.
July 29, 2008
Your family is in our hearts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a vivacious life.
July 29, 2008
What a blessing your book is. May God bless and keep Mrs. Pausch
and children through their time of sorrow. Mr. Pausch left so much
to be thankful for.
July 29, 2008
To the Pausch Family, What an inspiration he is. The many things that he accomplished in his 47 years. I shall look for a his book. I too have a new chapter in my life, a stepping stone with breast cancer diagnosed a month ago. There is so much I want to do and Randy has inspired me to do so. May all of your happy times together and cherished memories comfort you today and in the days ahead.
July 29, 2008
We watched Randy's interview on an evening news magazine while we were vacationing in Cancun and it was so moving, I had to find the book in the airport before we could get on the plane to fly home the next day. His lecture; his book; your family is such a sweet inspiration to us all. God will continue to bless you and your precious children. Randy was an extraordinary man . . . and I didn't even know him. Peace to you.
July 29, 2008
I feel I am changed for seeing Randy on TV and reading his book. How many of us can say we've changed lives? I can't imagine how much he will be missed.
July 29, 2008
Randy Pausch was an inspiration to us all. His wife, kids and the rest of his family will be in my prayers. Randy will be missed but it brings me comfort knowing that he lived and his legacy will go on in our hearts forever. God bless his family and friends. Stay true to what Randy tried to teach us in his life. Be a Tigger. :-)
July 29, 2008
Randy made the world a better place and changed lives forever as you well know. Randy is above us all now smiling down and hoping we live as he did. May God bless your family and give you peace. He will be missed by millions but never as deeply as his family.
July 29, 2008
My coldolences goes out to the family of Mr. Pausch. Please remember Jai, GOD never puts more on us than we can bear, and although he may now have gone on to eternal rest in this system; You and your family rest in the comfort in having such blessed spirit touch your lives, and know you will see him again.
GOD bless you all,
July 29, 2008
May God Bless You and Your Children
Jai. Randy May Be Gone But Not Forgotten. He has been and always will be their for you and many other people...May God watch over you and your children...Darlene
July 29, 2008
The wisdom and ispiration Randy expressed at such a young age will forever be the greatest value to all who have "heard" is words.
God bless the Pausch Family in this time of sadness.
July 29, 2008
I had the pleasure of seeing your Last Lecture on the internet, and watching Dateline. You were and ARE an inspiration to all of us fighting this terrible disease. May God keep you now, and keep your young family safe and protected. Your kids have a great legacy to live up to.
God Bless.
July 29, 2008
Rest in Peace How wonderful this man was and how luckey u have been to be part of this loving insighful man God Bless
July 29, 2008
I didn't know Randy but I felt like I did from listening to him. He was a great man, a great husband and father and a great friend. The world has lost a great human being. Our loss is heaven's gain!
July 29, 2008
To the Pausch Family,

Your pain is in our hearts.
July 29, 2008
The Pausch Family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. He is with God and is no longer in pain.

Randy's book inspired me and has helped me deal with demons I have been fighting with for 8 years.

God Bless you all
July 28, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
My prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. I never met Mr. Pausch but I love him for the life he lived. He showed us how to enjoy the time we have and live life to the fullest.
May GOD continue to bless you all and keep you in his care.
July 28, 2008
Your husband's greatest legacy is in the lives of your beautiful children. The world has lost an inspiration, but with this loss comes greater inspiration.
God Bless you and your babies.
July 28, 2008
To the Pausch Family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 28, 2008
Mrs. Pausch and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. I can feel part of your pain having lost my husband in Jan. to the same disease. I know you have been so strong through all this. I only hope that now you can let yourself grieve. I know that your husband wanted things positive but tears are positive in their own way. Take good care of yourself because your children need you healthy.
Good luck in this next path in your life.
July 28, 2008
Pausch Family,
Our thoughts are with you as you grieve for Randy. I hope that he was, and will remain, an inspiration to all of you as he was for so many people that were touched by his "Lecture". Keep the faith that one day you will all be reunited again.
Cindy,Carrie and Katie Lanzer
July 28, 2008
July 28, 2008
Our deepest condolences to your family. Watching the "Last Lecture" was very inspirational and gave us a greater appreciation for living life to the fullest. Every day is a gift. Thank you for sharing Randy's life. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
July 28, 2008
To Jai & Family;
Friday indeed was a very sad day after learning of Randy's passing. I cried and cried and will use those tears in the days ahead to help raise awareness and funds with respect to pancreatic cancer. Randy has left a hole that can never be filled--what a guy and what a legacy he has left for all and especially his children. Jai, I am sure the days ahead will be hard but please know the thoughts of many are with you now and always. Randy thank you for all you offered and taught me--I am a better person for it. May you rest in peace.

Deb Formento, PanCan Volunteer, Laramie, Wyominbg
July 28, 2008
Pausch Family,
I hope I get to sit by Randy when I get to heaven! His life, book, and particularly his blog have been a daily part of my life. I can only imagine how wonderful eternity will be like with a man like Randy. God bless your family until you meet Randy again.
July 28, 2008
Jai & Family,
My deepest sympathies for your loss. But please feel great comfort in the fact that Randy has touched so many lives in such a positive way. He has certainly changed my perspective of life so that now my goal is to "live well" and not worry about "the reaper". Our end will come. While Randy touched thousands of lives with his words, I hope that if I even had the impact of one life, I've completed my mission. Live well, know that those around you love you and support you and it is my hope that you find happiness throughout your life as I'm sure Randy would have wanted it.
July 28, 2008
my husband, myself and children send our most deepest, heartfelt and sincere condolences to the pausch family. we have 3 children of our own and feel so deeply for them and mrs. pausch. we have been following randy since seeing his last lecture. he has got to be one of the most couragous, honest and beautiful human beings we have ever seen and heard. he has left his mark on the world in the most wonderful way possible. everything will be alright and remember to love yourself, family and life. it's just that simple. our thoughts and prayers will always be with you randy and your family.
July 28, 2008
My sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 28, 2008
I am thankful that Randy and his message touched me and so many others. He taught us so many things -- mostly to be grateful for what we have. We have lost an extraordinary man and yet he has left us with the greatest gift -- the opportunity to live as he described. May we all embrace his message. May his family find peace and comfort in the days and years ahead. God Bless.
July 28, 2008
The the Pausch family, i have been where you are now and its not easy, but you will get used to it. I too had 3 children but only 1 left at home and i was only 46 at the time. But with the Lord Jesus Christ and all my friends and family, i made it through. You never forget them, nor do you want to, you just learn to live without them. You have alot to keep you busy with the children. But the Lord will see you through it. I saw your Randy on the Oprah show both times and he was a very courages man and very interesting! Love in the Lord!!
July 28, 2008
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 28, 2008
To The Pausch,
May the Lord hold you in the Palm of his hands anf comfort you through this time of great sorrow.
July 28, 2008
Mr. Randy Pausch: I never had the pleasure of knowing you in person, but what an impact you had on myself and many, many others and as well students at Gateway Technical College. May you rest in peace knowing that you lived with great passion here on earth and in many lives! My prayers goes out to your family. I know they will miss you dearly, but cherish all the memories they had with you
July 28, 2008
Randy Pausch was truly an inspiration who touched so many!! You have helped me give my own children and best friend the positive thoughts to follow their journeys through life. You will always be in my heart to help me through the rest of my life. My sincere condolences to your family. I know they now have the wonderful angel watching over them!!
July 28, 2008
My heart is breaking for a man I'll never know.
July 28, 2008
Jai & Family:

What wisdom your beloved husband gave to so many before he fell asleep in death.

May you all find comfort and strength in knowing God cares so much, that Randy will rise (John 11:23).

Sincerely,

Crystal - Baltimore, MD
July 28, 2008
Professor Pausch, really, your words have inspired me to do so much and my thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and kids. Some day they will see The Last Lecture and truly understand what a great man their father was. God Bless and may you rest in peace professor. Thank you, for everything
July 28, 2008
Rest in Peace, God bless your loved ones.
July 28, 2008
What a truly wonderful man the world has lost. His words and actions have deeply touched me. I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your children know he is always there with you.
July 28, 2008
As I fight my cancer (multiple myeloma) my wife gave me your book to read. I cannot begin to tell you how it has affected my feelings about life and love and dealing with this disease. I will read it again and again. My wife lost her cousin to pancreatic and liver cancer at the young age of 34 and left behind a one year old daughter who is now a fine young lady today. Any cancer is a scary diagnosis. I feel fortunate to have read Randy's book as it has opened my heart and mind to my future. God bless you and your young family. We are fortunate to have had Randy share his hopes,and dreams with the world.
July 28, 2008
Mr. Randy Pausch: I never had the pleasure of knowing you in person, but ohh what an impact you had on myself and many, many others. May you rest in peace knowing that you lived with great passion here on earth! My heart goes out to your family and friends, I know they will miss you dearly, but cherish all the memories they had with you..an outstanding man indeed! In my prayers!
July 28, 2008
Your book touched my heart. Bless you and your wife and children. May they learn of what a fine man you were. You finally have your wings.
July 28, 2008
Dear Pausch Family & Friends,

I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. May God Bless you all, and know that Mr. Randy Pausch touched so many lives in a very positive way.
July 28, 2008
Although I never personally knew of Randy Pausch before learning of "The Last Lecture", I'm blessed to have found his wisdom. I have purchased copies of his book to give to my three grown sons in hopes of helping them during the remainder of their journey and to make up for lessons I failed at teaching them. May your family experience peace in knowing the many lives Randy has touched without even knowing. Eternal rest grant unto his soul, Lord.
July 28, 2008
Remarkable Man, Remarkable Story...thank you for sharing your children's legacy with all of us Randy Pausch. Peace be with you.
July 28, 2008
I am SO very sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend.

I taped Randy's last lecture and still have it on my DVR. Whenever I'm feeling low and sorry for myself I watch the show and an am instantly charged and my attitude is appropriately adjusted. I am humbled and reminded that I have the ability to make it okay.

Although to my knowlege he never said it, I have a feeling Randy lived by the mantra: "Don't tell God how great your Storm is, tell the Storm how great your God is."

He will be so missed.....
July 28, 2008
Even though, I never got the chance to meet Dr. Pausch, I found his words inspiring and meaningful. I lost a cousin to lung cancer a few years back and like Dr. Pausch, Sean never lost hope; he was an optimistic character who always joked and looked on the bright side of life. Dr. Pausch was a great inspiration not only to his students but to all students throughout the country. I send my heartfelt sympathy to his wife, his children and to CMU on their loss.
July 28, 2008
I believe that all of you now have a very special Guardian Angel. God Bless you and keep you.
July 28, 2008
It is amazing how this man has so deeply touched so many in his short lifetime. My sympathy to the family.
July 28, 2008
I never had the honor of meeting Randy but I did see him when he appeared on Oprah. What a courageous man and what a moving talk he gave. Your family will be in my prayers. I hope you find comfort in knowing that you will see him again one day. Your family has my deepest heartfelt sympathies.
July 28, 2008
To his family... I had the luck to see his last lecture via internet. For me as like for many others I think he has been an Inspiration for life, an inspiration to give your own life a sense, to be brave also when you konw about your own end. I'd had hope that he'd win over the cancer... but sometimes we'll loose...
Wishing him the best on the other side and also the best for his family!
colndolence, from germany!
Dipl.- Präh. J. Nowotny
July 28, 2008
Thank you for letting all us know that our lives are not that bad. Thank you for showing me how to enjoy my children. Thank you for sharing your life with us. It will make us all better people...I know that it has made me one. May God Be with this family in its time of need. Thank you all for sharing your husband and father.
July 28, 2008
Herzliches Beileid aus Deutschland! Ich konnte seine letzte vorlesung via Internet verfolgen, sie war ein markanter Punkt, in der er sehr vielen Menschen einen Haltepunkt in ihrem eigenen Leben gegeben hat. The strongness he fought against the cancer is an example for honour and duty!
Best greetings from Kiel!
Dipl.- Präh. J. Nowotny
July 28, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,

I did not personally meet Randy but met him while watching Oprah. He was a true inspiration and the most compelling speaker I'd ever heard. GOD Bless you and your family and know that Randy touched millions of lives.
July 28, 2008
Here is one of Randy's powerful quotes: "It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s all about leading your life. If you lead your life in a right way, karma will take care of itself. And dreams will come to you."

If Randy didn't teach each and everyone one of us one thing, then just follow your dreams and that would of have served Randy's purpose in life.

It just breaks my heart because when I saw him carry his wife off stage at graduation I could see how happy he was. He was at peace with his life. He knew he served his purpose in this world. I pray to God that we all can become half as ready as he was.

To the Randy Pausch family, you had a good man in your life. God bless you in your days ahead.
July 28, 2008
I learned the story about Professor Randy through the network news and Oprah's show. Truly passionate and inspirational, he was courageous and generous to share with all of us his insights into his dying experience, and gave us a gift to think about how we should savor and live life in a meaningful way. One can never forget the teacher who gives great lessons!

My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. I hope your grief will be short, and your loving memories long.

Sincerely,
July 28, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories and joy you and the children had with Randy. I watched him on oprah and the message just touched my heart just lost my mom sudden in oct 2007 and both my parents are gone now it is hard each day but god will help each and everyone of you get threw this it is hard and my thoughts are with you at this time god bless each one of you of randy pausch family.
July 28, 2008
I am so saddened to hear of Randy Pausch's passing. He has inspired me so much with his positive attitude and humor, even in the face of this incredibly difficult time in his life. Will certainly be praying that his family will be comforted and encouraged in the days ahead.
July 28, 2008
To The Family of Randy,

For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, so that who so ever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:l6

Randy is remembered!
July 28, 2008
Although I had never met Randy, he was an inspiration to all. My sincere condolences to his family & loved ones.
July 28, 2008
Randy,

You are truly the most inspiring person I have ever come across.

Ryan
July 28, 2008
I was deeply saddened by the news that Randy had passed. Although I only know of him from watching him on the Oprah show, his message will stay with me forever.

Although there are no words that can ease your pain and sorrow, I hope you will find some comfort in knowing that I and others are thinking of your family and praying for you.

His message was inspiring, his life far too short.

Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 28, 2008
My heart is heavy at the loss of someone who inspired so many....thank you for sharing Randy with us. I'm sure there were times it was very hard for him to be in a spotlight. His message will live on in all of us. May peace and comfort be with you and your family, Randy's mom and his sister and his friends.
July 28, 2008
MR.PAUSCH SEEMED LIKE A VERY GREAT HUSBAND AND FATHER I'M SAD TO HEAR HE PASSED AWAY I HOPE HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN ALL THE BEST AND NEVER FORGET THE MESSAGE HE TRIED TO TEACH LIVE FOR TODAY
July 28, 2008
To the beautiful family of Randy Pausch -

Randy was such an inspiration to so many people. I lost both my Dad and brother to this horrible disease. We pray a cure will be found soon.

Thank you so very much for sharing your lives with all of us. Randy's book will remain in my collection always so that I may share it with others going through cancer.

May God bless each of you and comfort you in your great loss.

Carol D., West Bath, Maine
July 28, 2008
I had the opportunity to listen to Mr. Randy speak and it was inspiring and touching, he had such wonderful courage and strength.

May God Bless & Keep His Family in perfect peace.
July 28, 2008
To Randy's wife & family,

What an inspiration your husband and father have been to all of us. Please know that all of you are in my prayers. Be there for one another and enjoy all the wonderful memories you have of Randy, he will be in your hearts forever.
God Bless.
July 28, 2008
Randy lived...he really knew how to live. I consider myself blessed to have heard his message. His love and his legacy live on through each of you. God bless you and your family.
July 28, 2008
To Randy's wife and children. I have followed your husband's life the last several months and thought about him almost daily as though I knew him personally, he has been such an inspiration to me, the way he faced his health situation with such a positive attitude. I can only pray that my faith will be that strong. When I saw Randy's name and face appear on the internet this past Friday I started to cry, not for Randy, because he is in a much better place, but for you his wife and 3 little chirldren. I have entered his name as well as your families into our book of intentions at my church for which it will remain forever. God Bless you all...
July 28, 2008
You are a great asset to this world and your enthuasim will be missed. Rest in Heaven and look down on us, and help us be as strong as you are. Thank you for showing us how important life is.
July 28, 2008
To the Family & Friends of Mr. Pausch;
What a beautiful blessing he (Randy) is. Thank you for sharing. You are all in our prayers.
The Goodwine Family
July 28, 2008
I JUST READ IN OUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER THAT RANDY HAD PASSED. WHAT A DYNAMIC AND LOVING MAN. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
July 28, 2008
You were truly blessed to have this man in your life. His legacy will live on for generations. His life will remain an exquisite gift which he bestowed upon our world. He was the epitome of what is right, and what is good. He was selfless and he spoke to all of us going through difficult times. I wish you comfort in remembering his smile, his voice, his legacy, and his reverence for all things good.
July 28, 2008
I have never been as touched by someone I have never met as I have been with Randy Pausch. "The Last Lecture" is the only book that, as soon as I finished it, I started it over again. Randy was a gift to us all.
July 28, 2008
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY OF YOUR LOST LOVED ONE.
July 28, 2008
DEAR JAI,
NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS HOW MUCH RANDY HAS MEANT TO SO MANY IN THIS WORLD. THROUGH HIS WORDS, MILLIONS OF US CAN GO ON EVERYDAY KNOWING THE WE CAN ACHIVE ALL IN LIFE THAT IS IMPORTANT TO US. THANK YOU FOR BEING THE STRONG AND WONDERFUL WOMAN THAT YOU ARE AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND THE KIDS AS YOU MOVE ON TO ACHEIVE YOUR DREAMS.
July 28, 2008
Randy. We all speak of him as if we knew him. He touched so many lives. His hopes and dreams will be realized the day his children can comprehend what a truly amazing man their father was. Jai, peace be with you. No words can ease your pain. You were blessed to have Randy in your life, albeit for such a brief moment in time.
God Bless you all and know that Randy is in Heaven, no longer in pain, looking down as he watches over his beloved family.
July 28, 2008
May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.
July 28, 2008
In facing his imminent death your husband and father taught us all how to live. Our prayers are with you!
July 28, 2008
Dear Jai,

I pray that by sharing your grief, it is lessened for you and your children. I know you will see Randy in each of your beautiful children every day. He was not only a gift to you, but to each and everyone of us. We can all learn so much from his words of wisdom.

God bless you, Dylan, Logan and Chloe.
July 28, 2008
Randy was such an inspiration to me. I have followed his story for more than six months and have enjoyed his "Last Lecture", as well as, his Time Management lecture. However I was truly moved by the charge he gave to the graduating class at CMU in May. This message is so appropriate for everyone on the quest to live their life well. May God bring you peace. Randy lives through so many students and others like me that he touched even from a distance. You were so fortunate to have him, even for a short time. My sympathy to the family and all who loved him.
July 28, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 28, 2008
I extend my heart felt sorrow and sympathy to Randy's family. He sent a message from his heart about life and means to view it and love for his family. I pray that you find comfort in the memories that you shared together. May you find inner peace from the love shared by the many people he touched around the world and close to home. God be with you now and always.
July 28, 2008
HE IS AN INSIRATION TO ALL THAT EVER MET HIM, HEARD HIM, AND WATCHED HIM. MAY GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS DEVASTATING LOSS.
July 28, 2008
He taught us how to live....he taught us how to die...he taught how to live..even knowing he was dying.

An inspiration to us all.

God Bless his wife, three kids, family and friends.

R.I.P. Randy and know your kids will remember you forever in your lessons taught.
July 28, 2008
I was so encouraged to read about Randy. His qualities are to be admired. I know our Loving creator will remember him in his promised new earthy Paradise. There he can flourish as a wonderful person.
July 28, 2008
He was such an inspiring man. May God Bless Randy's family.
July 28, 2008
Dear Jai, Dylan, Logan, & Chloe,
Your whole family is an inspiration to me. Having lost my husband to pancreatic cancer last summer, I felt a real connection to your story. Randy had dreams for each of you that are still very much alive. Please never forget that. Even with millions offering support, I know this is scarey. Having 3 young kids myself, I know how overwhelming it gets quick. Please know that as you climb life's brick walls you'll have my prayers & I hope God comforts you always. Praying for blessings-hope-strength, Jan
July 28, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 28, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
July 28, 2008
Thank you Jai and your family for sharing Randy with us.
He touched the lives of so many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 28, 2008
As a former employee of Carnegie Mellon University, unfortunately, I had never met Dr. Pausch. However, I was so moved by watching the video of his lecture, that all I can say is, Thank You!

Mrs. Pausch and family, you have my very deepest sympathy on your loss, but I have no doubt that Randy left you with the strength of spirit to go on in his stead.

Hugs to all of you in your time of need and prayers for peace of mind and heart at his passing.

Sincerely,

Donna Caroselli
Coastal Carolina University
University Advancement
July 28, 2008
To Mrs. Randy Pausch and the Pausch children: You are in my prayers today, as Randy was over the past few months. My husband and I were so moved by his Last Lecture. He has touched so many lives...what a great legacy to leave!
May God give your family peace during this difficult time. Bless you.
July 28, 2008
Our loss is Heaven'a gain. His life is such a gift to all. May God Bless your family.
July 28, 2008
Dear Jai, chidren, family and friends of Randy Pausch.
I read The Last Lecture a few weeks ago. When I finished the book, I went straight to my computer and watched him give "the lecture."
What a gift. Thanks be to Carnaige Mellon to come up with this lecture series. Without it, we would not have been able to share the life and times of Randy Pausch. His story told me, and I think millions of others, that life is to live. Today and every day. And to go for "it," no matter what that is in your life.

Thank you for sharing him with all of us. His words will echo for years, and will help many of us go out and do the things we dreamed of instead of wishing for them.
July 28, 2008
Such a great mind, such a loss to all...we should all keep him alive in our thoughts as we pay his message forward. My Heart goes out to his loving family in this sad time, but cherish the legacy he has left behind for all of us to learn from... rest in peace Mr Pausch
July 28, 2008
My deepest Sympathy to the family. Professor Pausch was an inspiration to many people and touched many lives. He helped me get through some of the rough spots in my cancer treatment. God Bless his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 28, 2008
Mrs. Pausch and children, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. How blessed you are to have been in his life. He was so brave and such a great inspiration to so many people. God bless you!
July 28, 2008
I had been praying for Randy. I was praying for more time for him. You have my deepest sympathy. He was an inspiration to everyone who heard his lecture. May you find peace in the future. Most sincerely
you will be in my prayers.
July 28, 2008
What a devastating loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jai, and the children, that your sorrow and pain will soon be replaced with happy memories and laughter. Please know he will live on forever in the countless lives he touched.
July 28, 2008
The name of Professor Randy Pausch was an unfamiliar name until his too soon passing in a life of high achievers. Professor Pausch's name is now forever emblazoned in my heart, and soul. I will use his book, and the power of his legacy to encourage my '08 H.S. grad. son, and '09 H.S. grad. daughter that all is achieved with perserverance and prayer. God Bless Prof. Pausch, and my sincerest condolences to his wife, children,mother,sister,friends,
family, and colleauges.
Respectfully I remain, and Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts.
July 28, 2008
Randy rest in peace.I saw you on television you were so kind and brave.You have left your children the words of encouragement.I will pray that you family recall only the good time you shared together.
July 28, 2008
My deepest symathy to Randy's family, I was one of the lucky ones to see him on Oprah, he was truly an inspiration to us all, may God be with you all at this very sad time, Rest in peace Randy
July 28, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
I dont think people really know how bad pancreatic cancer really is there are so many research projects going on now to help raise funds for a cure. I wish that would have come before I lost my Dad and you lost your husband. We fought too but it finally got the best of Dad as well...Let us all reach out and help those stricken with this horrible disease in memory of Randy, and the millions of others who have this disease. I am so thankful that Randy was able to bring attention to this and his life was not in vain. I am sure he is lecturing from high above us right now on the meaning of life. Thanks Pausch Family we will all get to meet Randy one day.
July 28, 2008
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HIS PASSING BUT KNOW HE IS NO LONGER IN PAIN GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
July 28, 2008
this special man treated people like angels and helped make some. thank you .
July 28, 2008
To family and friends:

He was truly an inspiration to so many and will be deeply missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
July 28, 2008
What a truly inspiring individual. His legacy will live on forever through his words and the lives he has touched with his "Last Lecture." Sincerest condolences to your family.
July 28, 2008
The saying - "I Touch the Future, I Teach" is a phrase that epitomizes Randy Pauch. However, he not only touched the future, he touched the lives present. We are all able to cope better because of him and his example of love and strength.
If it were not for his illness, we would have never known of this extraordinary man and woman. God had His reasons for using this instrument of love to show and remind us of what is important in this earthly life. For some reason that life was taken far too early, but for some reason, The Lord felt we all needed to hear Randy's words now!
My sympathy at the loss of your husband and father.
July 28, 2008
I never knew who he was until this past weekend. what an inspiring guy he was..i am saddening that he past away..we need people like him to spread his humor and experiences. maybe that is why he was taken so early and that there was a message left behind from him... God bless and peace
July 28, 2008
Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe,
My deepest sympathies to you all. Randy is and always will be a remarkable man and an inspiration to everyone's life he touched and continues to touch. Keep all the happy memories close to your hearts, even in the afterglow, he will always leave an echo for your all, whispering softly down, of your happy times, bright and sunny days together. His nets will always surround you until you meet again.
July 28, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
My thoughts & prayers go out to you during this heart-wrenching time. Randy's book is one of my all time favorites and I am insisting that my family read it. I hope that I can pass some of his love of life and passion onto my children and in my own life. God Bless and may all the good memories stay with you.
July 28, 2008
To the Pausch Family:
Randy's life has helped me in my quest to "count it all joy". Despite his terminal diagnosis, he learned to count everything in his life as joy. He has been a great example of how to take whatever happens to us and look at the lessons we can learn from them.
My prayer is that you and your family continue to feel the love and support he wanted for you.
July 28, 2008
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. God Bless you.
July 28, 2008
Truly an inspiration to the world. God blessed us with Randy, may he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to the Pausch family.
July 28, 2008
Pausch Family,

Love and sympathy to you in the loss of this gentle giant of a man. He was so inspiring to so many people. We will never know the number of people that have been touched by his words.
May God give you the stength and courage to go on with your lives and
find solace in memories and help from
family and friends.
Stay strong as I am sure you have been thru this all,
July 28, 2008
To Randy's family, friends and children; My deepest condolences to all of you. Your Randy was a remarkable human being, husband, son, Father,friend and teacher. We all know he is now out of pain and is at peace on the other side, maybe giving a lecture over there. Thank you for sharing Randy with all of us. I believe the millions of people that have listened to his lecture and followed his story have all gained a great deal of perspective on our own lives and our time here on earth with our loved ones. May God bless you all and bring you peace.
July 28, 2008
My heart goes out to you all. My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and lived less than a year. It is a HORRIBLE disease. May God richly bless you as you go forward with life with out Randy. Life will NEVER be the same but you will be a stronger family for having spent time with this incredible man with a huge testimony. Turn to God for your strenght and your days will be easier.
July 28, 2008
Thank you for the gift of Randy Pausch. May he rest in peace and may God's love continue living in your hearts with Randy's until you are together again. Marina Garcia
July 28, 2008
To the Pausch Family & Friends ~

Oh, how my heart goes out to each of you in Randy's circle of family and friends! What a breathtakingly inspirational person he was - he truly made the world a better place, and the 'ripple' effect of his Last Lecture will continue to inspire all who view it, as I did just a few months ago. Without a doubt, Randy Pausch was the epitome of 'This little light o'mine, I'm gonna let it shine'.

Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless!
July 28, 2008
Thank you! Randy's life has made a positive, permanent imprint on mine.
July 28, 2008
To Randy's family - My sincere condolences and prayers are with you at this time. Randy's message touched my inner core and has changed the way I view life and the use of my time. I'm very thankful for that gift.
July 28, 2008
To Randy's Family and Friends,

Randy has left a legacy for his family and so many others that will endure throughout time. The simple lessons of life that we tend to forget were brought out in his magnificent book. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
July 28, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
After hearing about Randy on Nightline I pretty much followed the story wherever it went. Randy has inspired millions of people all around the world. What a phenominal human being he was! My thoughts and prayers are with the Pausch family!
July 28, 2008
To Randy's Family,
Faced with the biggest challenge in one's life, Randy has let people know that every challenge in our life can be met with victory. What an inspiration he has been since he gave his lecture. May God bless and keep him in heaven until you are re-united. Thanks for allowing him to share his values with the world.
July 28, 2008
The Last lecture has inspired me beyond words. It was filled with wisdom that I heard before but never really paid attention to until now. I read each page slowly to make certian I got from it what it was intended to give. This small book took forever for me to read. With each word , sentence and paragraph I tried to asborb the meaning and forever brand it into my mind. My prayers go out to the friends and espicially the family. Be strong and allow yourself time to grieve. Even though I never met Mr. Pausch I feel like I have lost a great inspiration to not only me but for the youth of the world as well.
God Bless your hearts and souls
July 28, 2008
Randy has brilliantly confirmed that one person CAN make a difference. If we practice the lessons we learned from this amazing man and teach them to others as we go through our own lives, his beautiful legacy will live on and on. What a blessing these gifts he gave.
July 28, 2008
To Randy's Family and Friends:
Thank you for sharing Randy with the world, what a wonderful gift he gave us in his last lecture, along with the book that gave us even more inspiration. I know his family and friends will treasure every word as I will in my life.
July 28, 2008
To Jai and kids,
I just finished reading the book last Friday. It turelymade me thankful for life and to live it with happiness. I am a new parent and will try to life my life the way Randy did for his children. I cried when I heard of his passing even thou I did not know him, I was very touched by the way he lived his life and how he wrote a book "did you see the headfake" so his kids could see what a great man there father was. God bless you now in your time of sorrow. Randy is now your guardian angel watching over you all until you meet again.

sincerly,
Angela Santia
July 28, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May God's presence be with you and comfort you.
July 28, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
I saw Mr. Pausch on the Oprah Show, it truly broke my heart. His passing is not only a great loss to you but to so many others he touched with his words. What a beautiful person he must have been, how lucky you were to have had him with you for the time that you did. The truly nice people, kind and compassionate people, are few and far between. It's all been said in so many of the messages from people everywhere, but only you knew the real Randy Paush, only you can genuinely grieve his loss and cherish the memories you made together. God Bless Randy....I'm sure he'll be close by and watching over you for the rest of your life.
July 28, 2008
To Jai and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the gift of your husband with the world. He has touched so many lives. In a world where everyone is self absorbed, it was a blessing to see someone who has gone through so much, look at the world with a glass half full, cup runneth over attitude. Heaven has added another angel. Your family is my prayers.
July 28, 2008
What a difference Randy made in my life. I will carry what I learned from him the rest of my life...May our precious Lord shower you all with comfort, peace and healing.
July 28, 2008
Randy could truly inspire the uninspired and give hope to the hopeless. His legacy will live on forever. God Bless his family and friends always.
July 28, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Jai and children. What a wonderful man Randy was, he will live on thru his children and the millions he touched with his Last Lecture
July 28, 2008
Pausch Family,
Thank you so much for allowing Randy to share his life with us. He has helped so many to learn to live and seek their inner strength.
May you be blessed and encouraged in your winter of grief.
July 28, 2008
My condolences to your family. I lost my husband who was only 45 to pancreatic cancer last November. Remember the good times. Your husband will be with you always.
July 28, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

July 28, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
You are the most amazing parents. I wish I had known someone like Jai when I was a young mother. I will try to teach my grandchildren all about childhood dreams and an amazing man named Randy Pausch. Thank you Thank you Thank you. May the Lord bless you and keep you always. dee
July 28, 2008
May your good times and wonderful memories of Randy that he left behind for his family and those of us who followed his last months, be a healing to the family and friends.
July 28, 2008
What an inspiration Randy was! I am sorry for your loss. May God be with you.
July 28, 2008
What an incredible person!
He is my inspiration as my wife fights her own battle with cancer.
July 28, 2008
How remarkable that Randy influenced so many people, including me, in such a short amount of time. As the son of a pancreatic cancer patient, I am particularly sorry for your loss.
July 28, 2008
I learned of Randy from the Oprah show, as many did. What an awesome and inspirational person he was! I feel such sorrow for his family especially the kids. But what better measure of a man than to have touched and inspired so many and to have loved and been loved so deeply by so many? God bless him and his family....
July 28, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
God Bless you and may the days get easier as time passes by.
You have my deepest sympathy.
July 28, 2008
May his works, ideas, and compassion live on forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace...
July 28, 2008
my heartfelt sympathies go out to the pausch family, what a special person he was,
July 27, 2008
Dear Pausch family,
My prayers are with you at this time, your
Randy was truly a man who made a difference on this earth. Although I did not know him personally, I feel deeply saddened by his passing. He was a modern day super hero, he will be missed. His memory will live on, god bless all of you. To his kids and wife, you lost a dad and a husband , he was awesome individual, who made the world a better place for everyone he came to touch. I'm sure he will be watching over his dear family. God bless you all , deepest regards.

Vince Di Lembo
July 27, 2008
Dear Jai, My husband Michael passed away December 15, 2007 from pancreatic cancer he was 56 - I am 47. You and I are sharing the same journey and I am clinging to the things I am grateful for. I encourage you to do the same. Our husbands were incredibly brave and we have the blessing of drawing from their strength. Since Michael passed I have read Randy's book, followed his daily updates, and been encouraged by his willingness to
share. I am grateful for Randy! God Bless you Jai and remember you are not alone and I am praying for YOU.
July 27, 2008
Jai & children:

You should all be very proud of the way Randy's life has touched so many of us. It' s heartbreaking to have one so young leave, but maybe this was his purpose for us.... Make us better people because of him.

IPlease accpet my condolences. Your family is in my prayers.
July 27, 2008
To the Pausch family:
Thank you for sharing Dr. Pausch with the world - he is an amazing man, and I was lucky to have caught but a brief look into his life through the Last Lecture online and in his book.
What an amazing husband and father as well.
Keeping the entire Pausch family in my thoughts and prayers now and forever.
I used to be an Eeyore, but have been transformed into a Tigger!!
Megan
July 27, 2008
Jai and Children,

I fervently hope that you can feel the love and prayers of support of the millions of people who have been touched by Randy's life and death.

Not only have we seen the courage of a family, but also the vulnerability of the struggle well fought in your personal lives, but also in the hearts of the public.

Jai, please know that Randy will always be at your side, guidng you with wisdom and strength. You are truly a special family. Please be well!

God Bless You!

Love and prayers,

Candace Hamilton
July 27, 2008
What an inspiration! A scholar, a teacher, a truly inspired, wonderful human being. God Bless and soften the ache in your hearts to all of the Pausch family & friends.
July 27, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
July 27, 2008
The Pausch Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Randys' passing. I watched his seminar on tv and was amazed by his strength.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. There is another Special Angel in heaven!
Barb
July 27, 2008
Dear Mrs. Pausch,
A friend forwarded me the Youtube of Randy Pausch's lecture. I watched all of it with awe and pain. I believe in God and afterlife and this is very reassuring to me (my own mother is fighting for her life, dx with ovarian cancer). Somewhere and at some time, I feel you will all be reunited with your husband/ children's father too. I think also that you will continue to see, feel, hear your husband more and more as you watch your own children growing up. So rest assured that your husband is not truly gone. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
July 27, 2008
Mrs. Randy Pausch,children,family,friends. How lucky you all were to have known and loved such a great man.I first learned of Randy on the OPRAH show,and parade magazine,which I kept with prayers for a miracle for him.I looked into his eyes and saw a young man so far ahead of his years,but not enough time.GOD bless him and all of you...
July 27, 2008
I have been following Randy's blog since his Last Lecture. He is truly an inspiration to all. Ironically, I just finished the last page of his book on Saturday morning... only to find out today, Sunday, that he passed.

I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man -- someone that I never met before. My prayers go out to his family. May Randy rest peacefully and keep watch over his loved ones.

Thank you, Randy, for your words, humanity, and inspiration.

Most Sincerely,
July 27, 2008
God Bless you Randy....you have made a big difference and have changed many lives through your words....
July 27, 2008
What an awesome person Randy was. He had an awesome message and I have such admiration for him. My thoughts & prayers are there with you, his family......blessings!!
July 27, 2008
The Pausch Family:
I am a humble reader of the book and I watched the lecture on the internet and the spots on Oprah. My life has been blessed by having spent these few minutes with your beloved Randy. His point of view has made such a difference in my life as well as for so many others. I offer my sympathy to you and urge you to follow Randy's advice. I thank you all for allowing him to share his precious few minutes on earth with so many others. God bless you!
July 27, 2008
Dr. Pausch, who left powerful words and images for his dear little ones who were soon to be without their father, in turn left powerful words for all people to live by. His family and friends are grieving terribly right now and I feel badly they are having to go through such pain at the loss of their loved one.

His life was coming to an end and yet, he chose to share some of those moments with us, strangers. His "last lecture" did not tell us things that were complicated, or anything that was out of reach. His rules for life were very basic and he seemed to have this wonderful combination of great intellect and caring spirit, academic knowledge and deep wisdom and yes, even humor to share what he wanted to say. I guess that is what made him such an excellent instructor by all reports and his classes were standing room only. He was obviously a unique and charismatic man who in his short time on earth gave so much to others.
July 27, 2008
Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with all of us! Glad to know of someone else who believes in remembering the child in ourselves.He did get his trip into space..he is a star in the heavens!
Our prayers are with you all!
July 27, 2008
Dear Pausch Family, My heart goes out to you . I just started reading the book and I was greatful that I did because halfway through it I found out that my sister has terminal cancer. Randy has giving me the strength to be strong for the hard days and weeks ahead. God bless you, Truly, Madaline
July 27, 2008
Dear Jai and Children
I cannot begin to express how I share in your sorrow. I have followed along with your husband and father throughout his journey. I have grown to love him as a brother and fellow human being.
I know for sure that he was the "kind of doctor who helped people" because I am one of them. He shared himself with so many of us and thank you for supporting that. I know that after listening to him there will always be a different way to look at things, a calmer way a more thankful and peaceful way.
Every night I pray for you and send the best of wishes your way.
Please try to remember to take care of yourself Jai and know that so many people love you and the children and holding you all in their hearts.
July 27, 2008
God bless you Randy. He is holding your loving family tenderly in His arms. You left a legacy of how to live and appreciate life.
July 27, 2008
What an inspiration!! To have had such a wonderful husband/father is in itself a gift that most people can only dream of-you were truly blessed! You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You all.
July 27, 2008
Jai and Pausch children,

We mourn the loss of a loved one when they leave us behind. Your husband must have been an incredible person to know and seems to have left a legacy for all of you to cherish forever here on earth. What an honor to have shared time with him.
July 27, 2008
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I saw him on Oprah and was so touched that I found myself very emotional for days after. He was an inspiration to so many. May God bless and keep him. And may your memories of him help you in the difficult time to come. God bless you all.
July 27, 2008
my heart goes out to your family for it is the ones who are left behind that grieve. he has found his peace and yet he leaves you with a peace with all the wonderful things he put into place for his children and you. keep his memories alive always, they will keep you going. when my father passed away suddenly i was filled with such grief yet all his memories he gave his family have kept us together and laughing. i have seen the video of the lecture, being from pittsburgh, and i intend to get his book. he has taught me much..it is not what we have or who we know it is how we live our lives...cherish is a beautiful word
July 27, 2008
I was so saddened to hear of Randy's passing. He was such a fighter. What an inspiration. I am grateful to have learned of his story. Though I had never met him, he is someone I will never forget.
July 27, 2008
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 27, 2008
To the Pausch family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of seeing Randy speak at Commencement and it is rare that someone who is feeling so lousy can still be so upbeat and positive. He truly lived for his family. Please know that he touched not only the entire CMU community, but the entire world though I'm sure those were not his intentions. If you need anything, CMU will always be there for you- you know where to find us!
July 27, 2008
To the Pausch Family:

After watching and receiving Dr. Pausch's book as a gift, I realized how important all of the little things in life are. Dr. Pausch was and will continue to be an inspiration to us all. Although I did not meet Dr. Pausch or his family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May Dr. Paush rest in peace and forever be "Tigger"
July 27, 2008
Dear Pausch family,

Although we have never met Dr. Pausch, we almost felt as if we new him. He truly was an inspiration to all that heard about him. He seemed so genuine, even before his cancer. Reading his book, watching his lecture, and watching his multiple television appearances, he truly makes you want to better yourself, and look at life in a more positive way. He taught people to live for today for you don't know what tomorrow will bring. He touch our hearts and lives. He will sadly be missed, but respectfully remembered. God bless you all in this sad time. Just remember you always will have one of the best guardian angels watching over you at all times.
July 27, 2008
We are all so blessed to have been touched by the words of Randy Pausch. I know I was. It is people like him that make us change our lives and our ways to be better - for ourselves and everyone around us. I am thankful he shared such an important message - one that his children will treasure for many years to come.
July 27, 2008
Thank you for waking us up to many many things. The inspiration you gave will be well received.
July 27, 2008
Randy was and will always remain a true inspiration and a fine example to all of us...
My deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues.
Thank you Randy...RIP...
July 27, 2008
Although I haven't met Randy, I was fortunate enough to have read an article about him in Parade magazine. I have also seen the book out, and I hope that one day I can read it and see The Last Lecture. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your children at this time.
July 27, 2008
To the Pausch family. My husband, and I are both cancer survivors and have really been inspired to go forth with all that is within us. I know the Lord had His hands upon Randy's life and gave him the formula for others on learning how to live a wonterful life, instead of a dying one. Continue to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding.
July 27, 2008
Jai -

Randy has left a wonderful legacy for you and the kids. His "Last Lecture" was truly inspiring and the fight he waged against cancer was heroic. He obviously fought to spend as much time as possible with you and your children.
He had all of America rooting for him. I was deeply saddened to hear he passed away. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
July 27, 2008
Mr. Pausch you are truly an inspiration to me and so many others to face life head on and live it to the fullest. I didn't know you in
person, but I truly knew you in spirit. I thank God for giving us the gift of being Blessed with the gift of sharing just a little bit of you. Your light will shine on in so many hearts as wells as mine.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
July 27, 2008
You have made me a better person. A heartfelt prayer for your wonderful wife and beautiful children.
May your God be with you.
July 27, 2008
His presence here was just a gift - his presence with God was his reward for a life well lived. You were blessed that you shared the gift of his presence and knew that he was preparing to share his time with God!
July 27, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to Randy's beloved family......
July 27, 2008
RANDY HAS LEFT AN IMPRINT ON OUR HEARTS AND SOULS FOREVER AND EVER........"The Garden of Promise Is.......There is a place,I have been told,Beyond an open gate...All have been invited...Where friends and loved ones wait.It holds Eternal Promise Of Everlasting PEACE.No pain or sorrow ever comes,And teardrops there have ceased...Abundant LIFE is evident.Constint,Fresh,and New...A garden of Provision....With Eternity in view....The Promise is awaiting.A Place We Can Abide..Fulfilled for All Who Answer..The call to come inside."see you in Heaven,dear precious one."
July 27, 2008
Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. What an angel. My deepest sympathy.
July 27, 2008
I first learned about "Randy's Lecture" from a video sent to me via email. I read it thru tears, and shame that I could ever have 'pity' upon myself. Later I watched him with you - his loved ones - on TV, and marvelled at your bravery. Today I learned about Randy's passing. I experienced the same feelings I had in the beginning. I know God will give you all the strength to endure. God hears our prayers, and there are so many that Randy touched. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Deepest Sympathy .....
July 27, 2008
You have spoken words, that can not be topped. God Bless your Family because he has you already.

Save a space for me...Your a true inspiration to all that we face in our journey to heaven.

Peace,
July 27, 2008
You are such an amazing man. Such an inspiration to me. May God Bless you and your family
July 27, 2008
What an inspiration, what an example to set for all of us...
God bless his family and may we
all learn something from this
remarkable man..
July 27, 2008
dear randy and family l have his show on my devo with oprah l will keep foever he was so imsprinig my deepest symphie goes out to his family
July 27, 2008
Randy's stroy touched me deeply. I am both inspired by his words, and saddened by his death. It is a shame that most came to know him because of his illness. My condolences to the family.
July 27, 2008
I am grateful to have learned of your husband and his Last Lecture. His willingness to share with the world as his illness progressed was amazing. My heart goes out to your family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
July 27, 2008
Randy Rausch's life and inspiration was a true gift from our God. His purpose was to make us all better humans while we still have the chance. He did just that! We must take his lead.

May God continue to bless his family in the years to come.

We will all miss you, Randy. Thank you for a life well led.

The Buttimer Family
Savannah, Georgia
July 27, 2008
to the Pausch family,
Your Husband and Dad will be remembered not for the time he was born nor the day that he died but the dash in between. Those precious life moments that were good, ever so special always to be cherished. I know he is loved. My husband and sister in law passed away from pancreatic cancer, recently. Randy after diagnosis out lived them. He made his mark, profoundly and poetically. Eighteen days after my husband, my father passed away. Please know that my heart extends beyond measure to you. God bless and keep you always,
July 27, 2008
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
July 27, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 27, 2008
There are no words that can completely heal the pain you must feel at this time. I hope it gives you some joy to know how many lives Randy touched...in the classroom and beyond.
July 27, 2008
Jai,

I never met your husband in person. However, he gave me the courage to finally apply to Graduate School. During the months of waiting to find out if I was accepted I remembered what he said about brick walls. I told myself that I DID want it bad enough and I visualized myself overcoming that brick wall.
As someone who hasn't taken criticism well in the past I have a new take on it now--he said when people stop caring it means they have given up on you.

Thank you Randy. Not only have you left a beautiful legacy for your children but you also inspired a thirty something to go for the gold.

My best to Jai and your children. May their memories of you comfort them during the weeks and months ahead.
July 27, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

July 27, 2008
Just like others, I will remember your husband and daddy for the life lessons he shared as a professor and member of the planet. What a guy and those push ups were awesome! Thanks to your family for reminding us to love and have fun on this life journey!
July 27, 2008
To Randy's family - I am so sorry for your loss. Randy inspired so many people and this world lost such a terrific person. My heart weeps for your loss. God Bless you all!
July 27, 2008
I am one of probably many that only "know" of Randy by viewing his 'Last Lecture' on the internet or reading his wonderful book. All I can say about this man is WOW, what an incredible human being!!! My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of great sorrow, he will forever be your gaurdian angel watching over you!!
July 27, 2008
Rest in peace Randy,A Big THANK YOU for your Inspiring words.My Prayers go Up for the family.Let The Light Shine.
July 27, 2008
Randy will forever be known as True North.
July 27, 2008
My heart goes out to the Pausch Family. Thank you for sharing Randy with the rest of the world. His memory will live on forever in his children, and those he has inspired to truly live their lives! God be gracious to you in this time of sadness. Rejoice in knowing he is at peace and with Our Father in heaven. His life here on earth has made a difference; he will never be forgotten.
July 27, 2008
A truly awesome human being. What an inspiration to the world you have been. You fought a great fight & did such a great job of leaving your children an incredible legacy! They are truly blessed as is Jai to have been part of your earthly life. Your legacy will continue to inspire many. God speed! You are in heaven, no more pain! Blessings to Jai, Dylan, Logan, Chloe & your entire family. The world is a better place having had you in it!
July 27, 2008
To Jai, Children & Pausch family,

I first saw Randy on television. He inspired me in a way that I can not explain. To be so wise about his family, in their future without him and the love for his wife, held true of his character. I read his book and knew this day would come. I gained total respect for Randy. He loved his life and lived it like we all should. He was and always will be an inspiration to me.

God Bless you and keep you.
July 27, 2008
To family and friends of Randy,

I'm so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. May you find peace and comfort in one another and our Lord. When Randy's book first came out I called every local book store and could not obtain a copy as they were all sold out. I would call a store and I would say, I know this is probably going to be a stupid question but would you happen to have "The Last Lecture" in stock and the response was always, no, we are sold out! I still have not obtained my copy but I will. Randy was an amazing human being with an amazing family!

God bless you all,
July 27, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
July 27, 2008
Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. My family has been praying for him for quite some time. I lost my father to Pancreatic Cancer in 2004 at the age 69. May God continue to Bless Your Family...
July 27, 2008
MY husbands teacher told him about "The Last Lecture" and we know we had to see it. We caught it on Oprah Show, And we cried with joy and sadiness. BUt it really makes you think about life, and your family in a very special way. Our hearts and prayers will be with you.
July 27, 2008
You should be so proud as i am to have ever known such compassion, what a true soul.May god bless your family.
July 27, 2008
Randy truly was a steward of the circumstances he was given. Whether we knew Randy or not, we will continue to reap the rewards of his lovely stewardhip for the rest of our lives, as will generations to follow. May God bless Randy's family and keep them in His peace knowing that Randy is reaping the rewards of his stewardship in the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father.
July 27, 2008
Dear Family of Randy Pausch,
I only knew Randy from his book "the last lecture" but I found him truly inspiring and would have loved to know him personally. After reading the book I bought more copies for my Mom and Sister-in-law. I started to follow his progress on his website and prayed for all of you. I had been concerned when there had been no posting lately and was very saddened that we had lost him. May you find the comfort that you need. God bless you all.
July 27, 2008
Dr. Randy Pausch....what an awesome human being! The world is a sadder place now that he gone, but, oh, what a gift he left!

Thank you to the Pausch family for sharing him these past months. Many prayers have been prayed, and many tears have been shed for you all.

Jai, may your 3 little miracles provide you reason to go on in the dark days ahead. Randy will live forever in your hearts and memories and his spirit will always be with you.

Many hearts are breaking with you today. I wish you God's peace, and the knowledge that one day you shall all be reunited!
July 27, 2008
Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe, Your husband and father lived each day of his life after finding his illness as we all should. "As if it were our last"!!! Randy is with you now and always. Jai, rest and take care of yourself and repair your heart so you will be able to live the life he wants you and the children to have. You are a wonderful woman, mother and were the treasured companion of a wonderful man. There are more great things to come for you in this life and you will again be reunited with Randy in lives to come. The best to you and your little ones.
July 27, 2008
My sympathies to you and your children for your loss. I too only knew you as a result of "The Last Lecture," but am grateful for the message and for Randy's great contribution to the world.
July 27, 2008
Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe:
There are no words. Your husband and father was here for a greater purpose - to inspire and to teach. The only way to get him to us was through his illness. He was destined for great things and he fulfilled his destiny because great things he did. You are young and may not remember the physical him but you will never ever forget him.
July 27, 2008
To the family of Dr. Pausch,

I want to express my condolences to you for the loss of such a special human being. I only knew of Randy from the 'Last Lecture' but I feel that he was a man whom I would have enjoyed being taught by. What an inspirational speaker and an upbeat man. I have faced my daily challenges with a mental disorder, and his lecture has helped me see my life in a brighter light. I hope that you always have Randy in your lives through the spirit he had on earth and now carries in heaven. May you all be blessed in the future, you already have been blessed to have had him while he was here on earth.
July 27, 2008
Mrs. Pausch and family,
My family's thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing this extraordinary man with the world. Rejoice in the fact that his suffering is over, he is finally at peace, and his legacy will live forever.
July 27, 2008
May God look over the entire family. Some of us may have never met Randy in person, but feel as if we knew him for years after following his story. It was shocking and sad when I read that he had passed on, and I felt as though the world lost a perfect man, teacher, husband, and father. I pray that friends and his family will pull together during this hard time, and stay strong. God Bless.
July 27, 2008
Your loved one - Randy Pausch was an inspiration to all - he gave hope and courage where otherwise there may not have been. His words will live on to inspire many. May your memories of happier days get you through this difficult time.
July 27, 2008
It does bear repeating, what a wonderful man! It is bittersweet; to bid farewell yet fortunate to cherish the love & memories.
Thank you for sharing Randy with the world
May God bless all of you at this difficult time.
July 27, 2008
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY - WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
July 27, 2008
The world was definitely a better place while Randy Pauch was showing us what life is really about.

May GOD protect him and his family. ALL of you made me a better person. Randy also made the world a better place to live. I know he is watching in heaven & still setting an example for us to follow.

To his wife, children and family I say Thank You. Thank you for sharing your precious last moments with him with the rest of us.

I know I improved with his outlook on life, his words, wisdom and experience showed me there is more to life & because Randy taught me the most valuable lesson there is more to life than those little things we all seem to dwell on.

Dylan, Logan, and Chloe always remember that your father touched so many who never met him....his words and actions were pure wisdom. He was a gifted man. Learn from the best.

Jai you are the World's Best example of a wife, mother, friend, person & care giver. May God Protect you in all you do. I know in my heart Randy will be watching & guiding.

Someday when you are able please tell us what is like to have a man love you the way he did. The love, romance, kindness and generosity he showed proved to me there is real love somewhere out there. You were fortunate to find the right man.

All of you are in my thoughts, prayers, and hopes for the future.

God Bless
July 27, 2008
Mrs. Pausch and family, my husband and I want to extend to you our deepest sympathy. We know that this is a very hard time for you and wish you all of the best. Even thought Randy is gone, as long as you have your memories he will live on with you forever. Those memories will get you through this and all the hard times to come in the future! God Bless you All and we will keep you in our prayers!
July 27, 2008
Pausch family, Words seem so small at this time and Randy was so unique gift to the world. Thank you for sharing you journey with us, cherish the time and memories. You all will be in my prayers.
July 27, 2008
Your husband is and alway will be an inspiration to all. He may be gone but his legasy will live on forever. I am thankful to be able to share his life through his book. He has changed my life. Thank you.
July 27, 2008
Thank you for your gift of life, living each moment now, not waiting for the future. What a lesson!
July 27, 2008
WHAT A TRULY BRAVE,REMARKABLE MAN!I HAVE BEEN KEEPING UP WITH MR. PAUSCH AND HOPING AND PRAYING THAT HE WOULD BE OK BUT YOU SEE HE IS OK FOR GOD TOOK ANOTHER ANGEL HOME,MAY HE ALWAYS REST IN PEACE NOW AND MAY THE FAMILY FIND HIS WORDS AS COMFORTABLE AND REASSURING AS HE FELT.GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KNOW MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL!
July 27, 2008
To the family of Randy Pausch,

What a brave, wonderfully courageous, insightful Christian man! I was completely blown away when I saw the last lecture on the internet. Thank goodness my daughter shared it with me. In this day not many things through the media are inspirational. This was that and more. I plan to give the book to all of my grandchildren. We were so fortunate that God gave us Randy Pausch and that you all shared him so willingly with the public. I pray God's peace and comfort will lift you up in these difficult times and as you move forward.
July 27, 2008
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a wonderful man. We are so inspired by his testimony to living and dying with dignity. My husband has terminal cancer and we thank Randy Pausch for providing insight to help us get through it. May God comfort and keep you in His loving care.

The Laytons, Orlando, Florida
July 27, 2008
A true inspiration God bless you and keep your family.
July 27, 2008
Dearest Jai,

I feel so sad for the loss of your husband, Randy. Through your husband's eyes we came to know and love you and pray for your continued strength, love and faith.

Since I first heard the Last Lecture I cried twice. Once while laughing at Randy's humorus delivery of the speech at the realization we often forget what matters most in our personal life. The second was when I heard of his passing and felt the intense loss of a man I never met.

During the most difficult time of Randy's life he lifted the spirit and hearts on millions toward heaven. I thank you for sharing this precious time with me and others; may the love and prayers of many help carry you through the days to come. Hugs and prayers.
July 27, 2008
thank you..you'll continue to live on in all you did for others..God speed to your family.
July 27, 2008
Randy was an inspiration to me, even though I did not know him. He has challenged me to have more passion, about the things I hold dear. May we all honor his memory by being more passionate and courageous.
July 27, 2008
I was truly saddened to read about the passing of dear Randy Pausch in our local newspaper. I send my deep condolences to you.
He was indeed a "gift" to this world and a true inspiration to his fellow human beings. Randy gave "his" best as a person in every day, a valiant effort indeed.
To his precious wife and 3 beautiful children -- You gave him the best ie. your time and your love, these are the "best" gifts a person can give another. Your grief is very deep, your loss is unmeasurable. Randy loved you all so very deeply and he knew that you adored him too. He was very proud of you, and all that you accomplished. May your memories, conversations, times together, and photos with Randy embrace you for all your days. You were "his" world -- he felt privledged to have you as his family. As you honour him may you find comfort knowing that you gave Randy your "best" -- unconditional love, etc. Randy will certainly be missed and always remembered. Please take care.
I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. God Bless you.
Rest in Peace, Randy Pausch, you have certainly earned your wings. God has a very special place in Heaven for you.
"Thank You" Randy Pausch and family for touching my heart -- your imprint will remain with me forever.
July 27, 2008
What an inspiration you are. God bless your soul and may God keep your family through this sorrowful time.
July 27, 2008
You were a true inspiration to us all. God Bless your family and my God Bless you.
July 27, 2008
A man who had a huge impact on me changing my life and thought process!! I was truely shocked to hear that the battle was loss and my deepest prayers go out to the Pausch Family.
July 27, 2008
To the Pausch Family, may God grant you all peace today and forever. Psalms 83:18
July 27, 2008
Mr. Pausch hasn't yet given his 'last' lecture. He just has a different audience.
To the family: My prayers are with you. My mother died of pancreatic cancer 6 years ago. You miss Randy, but his pain is over.
God Bless you.
July 27, 2008
sorry about your lose.I heard Mr.Pausch speek many times and I really admired his courage I know he is in good hands now. God Bless all of his family.
July 27, 2008
To the Pausch Family,

My sincerest sympathies to all. I did not know Dr. Pausch, but he left a lasting impression on so many. He was a tremendous inspiration to all ~ and truly a shining star. May his memory be eternal! I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all and give you the courage to make it through this difficult time. He will certainly be missed.
July 27, 2008
Randy Pausch had a remarkable spirit, and an incredible will to live. He might have been a professor, but his Last Lecture allowed him to be an outstanding teacher for people everywhere.

I'm a little sad this great soul left our world so young.
July 27, 2008
Dr. Pausch simplified matters for me when he talked about going through life as a tigger rather than an eyore. I was making things much too difficult. Thank you Dr. Pausch for your wisdom, your energy and your ability to communicate what really matters in this earthly life. Godspeed, and God bless Jai, the kids and all family and friends.
July 27, 2008
What a remarkable individual! May his spirit be free from the pain, and may the memories of Randy remain will all those that he loved and left behind.

We pray for his family that they will be able to carry on, keep your faith, as he will be there to walk beside you and watch over his family.

Rest in peace Randy!!
July 27, 2008
YOU WERE TRULY AN INSPIRATIONAL MAN. A GIFT FROM GOD. YOU TOUCHED MANY LIVES AND YOUR LEGACY WILL LIVE ON. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
July 27, 2008
The world was definitely a better place while Randy Pauch was here, but the stars now shine much brighter with him in heaven watching over all.

To his wife, children and family I say Thank You. Thank you for sharing your precious last moments with him with the rest of us. May we all be better people for it, because that is what Randy would of wanted. Dylan, Logan, and Chloe please remember that your father was touched by so many who never met him....his words and actions were pure wisdom.

May God hold you all in the palm of his hand. God Bless you and Godspeed Randy!!!
July 27, 2008
Thank you for your fine example of

faith & courage.
July 27, 2008
God Blessed Soul
July 27, 2008
What an inspiration Randy Pausch was! He touched so many lives, and I am so grateful for his courage.
My heart aches with hs family during the tme of your loss. Please know I shae your sorrow,and my thoughts and prayers ae with you all
May God be with you, and May He give you the added measure of faith you need.
What a legency Dr. Pausch left. I am so saddened.
July 27, 2008
I have followed Randy's journey for the past year. My father is also on the same path with pancreatic cancer. I have been so touched by the strength and love from Randy and his family. He is truly an angel.
The world is a far better place having Dr. Pausch in it for 47 years. May his family find peace and comfort in their love and memories of this wonderful man.

With deepest sympathies.
July 27, 2008
Ms. Pausch you hang in there. His lectures will live forever, and others that face death will learn from all that he talked about. Kiss those kids for me.
July 26, 2008
I heard you ... Thank you
July 26, 2008
Thank you...
July 26, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 26, 2008
Thank you...
July 26, 2008
Thank you for sharing Randy with us. He was one of those rare souls who could inspire so many to be the best that they could be. God bless you and may your faith carry you. What a gift he left his children with "The Last Lecture".
July 26, 2008
I did not know this man, yet his words and his story have touched my soul. Thank you for letting me share in this, even as I now share in your sorrow. May the grief be short-lived; it's a major part of his message to " make it so ". You are blessed, who were close to this wonderful man, and I hope you find comfort in knowing that...
July 26, 2008
Thank you for putting Life and Death in perspective for all of us. You have touched many and you will live forever in our hearts. God be with your family during this time of loss.
July 26, 2008
May God bless & keep Randy Pausch in his loving care. What a wonderful legacy for his family. May his wife & children heal in time and carry wonderful memories of him in their hearts.
July 26, 2008
Thanks, Jai, for sharing him like you did. May God Bless you and the children. I lost a brother at age 47, also, to the same kind of cancer, another at 49, and now a third is ill.
I am a nurse and have always said, I think God gives them a strength that we do not have. They are inspirational.................
I loved the book and will remember him forever.
Thanks for sharing.............
God Bless
July 26, 2008
I feel privileged to have been on this planet as the same time as Randy Pausch--someone like him does not come around too often. I have given each of my adult children a copy of his last lecture knowing that they will be better people and parents because of him. God bless and comfort all of his family--they have lost a truly special man....
July 26, 2008
Dr. Randy Pausch's Family: Your loss is felt by so many. No words could express how much Randy touched so many people and helped build a better place to live in such a short time. Thank you and your family for sharing his last days with us all. Nightly I checked his web site for updates and know I feel the void and miss him without even knowing the person he was. God Bless You All.
July 26, 2008
Mrs. Pausch and children,
You must be so proud of your husband/Dad....he was such a strong person in times of difficulty. God Bless him in Heaven and may God keep you all safe. You were blessed to have Randy in your life for the short time you had him; please accept my sincere sympathies for your loss.
July 26, 2008
Thank you Mr. Pausch for sharing your meaningful words with the world, for showing us how to live and how to be grateful for...LIFE. You are truly a blessing. How proud your family must be. God bless you and your family.
July 26, 2008
all his three kids will ever need to do is watch the last lecture and read his book to know what an extraordinary human being their father was, god rest his soul
July 26, 2008
To Randy Pausch and to his family, thanks for sharing your lives with all of us.

I recently starting following Randy after Michelle Malkin had referenced him in her blog.

After more review and research, I am honored to be touched by such a great human, Professor, Husband, Father, Son, Innovator, and leader. I know that I can face anything after watching what Randy and his family have been going through.

I wear the LiveStrong wrist band proudly and in support for all who are battling this callous disease. Randy will not be forgotten, nor will anyone else.

I wish God's great comfort, peace, and strength for the Pausch family.

Randy, we will see and cherish your spirit when we all meet in God's great kingdom. I look forward to that wonderful meeting.

God Bless us all.
July 26, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dr. Pausch. Dr. Pausch has given me the strength to be strong by his wonderful example while my husband fights cancer...sometimes strength is a quiet voice in the night saying we'll try again tomorrow. Thank you for helping us all live for each day! You will be missed by everyone that has heard your Last Lecture. May God bring your family comfort and peace.
July 26, 2008
MR. Pausch, you were an angel on earth, I read your book and it blew me away. I live each day like it could be my last on earth now because of you. Thank You! may you rest in peace now.
July 26, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I know that when Randy went to heaven, God was waiting there....patted his head and said, "you have done me proud" - He made such a difference in the world for good - thank you for sharing him with everyone!

God bless you and your children Jai, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 26, 2008
To the family and friends of Randy Pausch,
I have just recently read Randy's book. I was interested in reading it because I am a two time cancer survivor. I wanted to gain insight into how Randy believed you should live your life. When you go through illness like this you look at life quite differently. His book , and Randy were an inspiration to me. Even before Randy's passing I had already decided that I would be giving each of my children of copy of the book. I've underlined many of his inspirational thoughts so that my girls know that these things are important to me also. May you find peace in knowing that he touched the hearts of so many others. And that we are praying for comfort for you all now.
July 26, 2008
It is amazing how one human has touched so many lives - what an inspiration. May your beautiful family cherish the memories!
July 26, 2008
To Randy's family, he was a true inspiration to all of us. Cancer has touched our lives in many ways and we understand the sorrow that you feel. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
July 26, 2008
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
There is a saying that when we are born we enter crying and everyone around us is smiling.As we leave this earth we are smiling, and everyone around us is crying. May Dr. Pausch rest in the bosom of Abraham and may the perpetual light shine upon him.
July 26, 2008
I lost my mother a couple of months ago, also to cancer. and I know how painful Randy's last days must have been. Mom saw the interview on TV, and admired Randy's courage. She faced her fate with grace and dignity, and I can't help but think seeing Randy's outlook enabled her to be even stronger.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, as is my understanding for your profound feeling of loss.
July 26, 2008
We all will physically pass on. What made him so special is that he didn't run and pretend it wasn't happening. Tony Snow and Randy Pausch have inspired me to face my terminal cancer, not hide or fear it. Cancer can never take our spirit or love. That is why Randy will be eternal, and he gets to talk to God tonight, and watch over you always.XOXOXO.Let not your heart be troubled.
July 26, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. I saw the interview you both did on Primetime and was so overwhelmed by his strength and courage. I have been following his progress on his website and was sad to hear when he passed. Your children have a wonderful legacy and are blessed to have had such a wonderful dad.

God Bless you.
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch family,
My deepest sympathy -- and a very grateful "thank you" to you for sharing Randy with the world for the last 10 months. His ability to look death in the face with such humor and courage truly was an inspiration.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch Family:

Love transcends time, place, and tragedy!
To know love is to live forever!
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch Family:
My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your loved one.
You are all in my prayers.
Tony Smith
Atlanta, GA
July 26, 2008
What an inspiration you have been to so many, young and old, well and sick. You have told your story many times and through your teachings we have all learned so much. May your wife and children remember all of the wonderful memories and legacy you have left behind for them. You will be missed! God Speed Randy!
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
As a daughter who lost her father to pancreatic cancer, I want to extend to you my deepest sympathies. May God Bless you during this time. Randy was an inspiration to everyone.
Stephanie Checuras
Phoenix, AZ
July 26, 2008
A true inspiration and example for many people.

His willingness to share was so wonderful, but your loss is immeasurable. God Bless and give you comfort.
July 26, 2008
To The Family & Friends of Dr. Randy Pausch

Take one day at a time & rely on your faith.
July 26, 2008
Thank you for being such an inspiration Randy. May God bless your soul and keep your family during this difficult time.
July 26, 2008
He is an inspiration to us all. All the best to his wife and children
July 26, 2008
To everyone he left behind, he inspired interests even my wife.
July 26, 2008
What an inspirational man, he will be remembered for many years to come. He touched so many lives. God Bless your family.
July 26, 2008
I followed Randy's progress and I knew the time had come when there was such a long gap between his postings on his personal web site. I was saddened when I heard of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Though you cannot always hear the bird singing ~ If you listen with your heart, you will always hear his song.........

May God bless you all.
July 26, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 26, 2008
Randy inspired me, even though I did not know him. My heart breaks for his family.
July 26, 2008
Oh my God...I am SO sad about Randy Pausch's passing. He truly was an amazing, inspiring, optimistic, brilliant and courageous man whose message of living life to the fullest while enduring such a painful, horrific disease touched more people than he would have ever known. Six years ago, my only beloved brother also died of pancreatic cancer at only 34 years old. To say that my parents and I will always be devastated by his loss is a mere understatement.

To Randy's parents, sibling(s), his wife, children and all who loved him...you'll never know how sorry I am that you must travel the devastating, painful journey you are forced to endure, as my parents and I do, beginning with the onset of this disease and everything else leading up to this tragic time of his physical loss and beyond. Please accept my parents' and my deepest and most sincere condolences.

May God always hold Randy in the palm of His hand. What an incredible man! And God bless you all.
July 26, 2008
The world is a better place for having Randy Pausch in it if only for a short time. My condolences to his family.

Peggy McKita
July 26, 2008
Our deepest sympathies. May God comfort you all.
July 26, 2008
A true inspiration to all! Thank you for sharing your life with us, you touched many hearts on this journey! Deepest sympathies to your loved ones.
Peace of Christ remain always in your hearts.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Randy Pausch was an inspiration and a hero to those who came to know of him. I will keep you in my prayers during this very dark time.
July 26, 2008
We were the same age...but what a life he led and inspired. May God keep his arms around his family and friends. Fly with God, Randy!!
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch family, the death of Randy saddens all of us. Thanks to you for sharing his vision and ability to handle life and death. He remains a true teacher. Our best to you in this trying time.
July 26, 2008
Randy will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family.
July 26, 2008
Hi
Just wanted to express my sorrow.... I have autoimmune diease which will take me but Randy gave me hope to enjoy whatever God has gave.. God bless you Mrs Pausch and your children.
July 26, 2008
My thanks to Dr. Pausch for letting the world tag along with what was only intended to be a lesson for his three precious children. We have learned much from a remarkable man who left this world much too soon...how to face adversity with courage and always look for the positive in things. For those of us who get bogged down in life's day to day annoyances, Randy has reminded us of life's beauty in refreshing, humorous and inspirational ways. We will remember and strive to make him proud.

Peace and love to Jai, their beautiful children, Randy's mom and sister, and Jai's family; may they stay strong.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch family: Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at your great loss. I read in one of the articles today that Randy said that Life was a great gift and now he would know the Giver. That Giver will give all of us, through Randy, the courage to battle life's hardships. I hope you know that thousands in America and around the world are saddened today. We all lost a dear one.
July 26, 2008
Randy gave us a lesson of courage and faith. His words in his last lecture will last for ever in the hearts of millions.
July 26, 2008
We are certainly that much richer for Randy and his wife, Jai, allowed us to share their journey. Words seem so inadequate at a sorrowful time as this. May all of these postings and e-hugs be of some consolation to Randy's family.
With prayers and thanks for sharing your lives with us.
Katy Stayduhar
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch Family- May you find comfort in all around you. May you find peace in your hearts knowing how desperately your husband and father loved you all. May his greatest gift to you be all that he hoped it would be a thousand times over. God bless you today, tomorrow and always.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch Family,
What a wonderful man, he has touched so many lives and will be missed. But his memory and his words will live on forever. Your family has my deepest sympathy.
God Bless you & your children.
July 26, 2008
Jai, Mom, Logan, Dylan and Chloe,
Thoughts and prayers are with you, family and friends. Although we never met, I felt I knew him after reading The Last Lecture. After reading that book and hearing his Charge to the 2008 Graduating Class at CM, I have decided that book, with a transcript of that charge tucked in it, will be what I give to every graduate in the future, as well as some past graduates I know. He was so full of life, wit and wisdom. He truly lived his life, unlike so many who reach old age and death without ever really living. May it be a comfort to you knowing he is well again and you will meet again. He touched and inspired so many, and he has left a wonderful legacy to his family and all of us. Those of us who never met him feel we've lost a special person in our lives too.
God bless all of you.
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
Thank you for sharing Randy with us this past year. I only wish my mom would have seen what he has done to bring awareness to Pancreatic Cancer. He has been the voice that many couldn't. May the memories you have with Randy carry you through your grief.
July 26, 2008
Dear Jai, Logan, Dylan, Chloe--
My heart and prayers are with eah of you and your family as you face the loss of your beloved.

Randy's life and his work was a gift. His "Last Lecture" resonnated with me and opened my eyes and heart. I am not a natural "Tigger-type" but his words convinced me that there is really no other way to be.

Peace be with you and your family always. Godspeed and thank you Randy.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch family
I hope it is some small comfort to all of you that Dr. Pausch was an inspiration for millions, including myself. He was a very rare person, someone who knew how to live and could teach others to do the same. God bless.
July 26, 2008
May your memories envelope you in love and may Randy's legacy lift you up in the days, weeks, months and years to come. Thank you for sharing his journey with us all. God Bless
July 26, 2008
To honor Dr. Pausch's memory, I re-read his book today and highlighted passages I missed the first time around. And I'm going to buy myself a Tigger wristwatch to remind me of him and how we all should have a little bounce in our lives. Thank you, Mrs. Pausch, for sharing your husband with so many of us these past few precious months. You and your children will be in our thoughts and prayers.
July 26, 2008
I hope that the family can find some comfort in knowing Randy touched millions of people. I was sad when I heard he died, and my thoughts are with his wife and children. He was a special person who will be missed.
July 26, 2008
To Jai Pausch and family:

I am only one of millions whose lives were touched by Randy's life and grace in dying. Having lost a spouse, I know that there are no words of comfort, but many will offer prayers that God's love will surround you in the days ahead. May you always know how blessed your life will always be, because you were loved by this wonderful man.
July 26, 2008
Thank you for sharing Randy with us. My deepest sympathy to you and the children; may God give you "peace that passes understanding" and strength for each new day.
July 26, 2008
Life is Too precious to be pickey Too breif to be bitter Too beautiful to be bored and Too wonderful to waste. (That is the message I recieved from Randy) GOD Bless
July 26, 2008
May God give you, Jai, and children, the wonderful comfort that only he can give. You have memories that will sustain you through a very difficult time.
July 26, 2008
May you find comfort in your memories and the love and concern of those who deeply care.

God bless you and your children.
July 26, 2008
He conqured the wall.
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
I just want to express my heartfelt thoughts and prayers with you at this time. The book has touched so many lives and Mr. Pausch left his mark on this world. May the wonderful memories of this giant of a man bring you comfort at this time and know he lives on in the wonderful children you two have. God bless you all and keep you safe and strong and please know the whole world wishes you all well.
July 26, 2008
The world has lost a grace that was not seen before and most likely will not be seen again. Our deepest sympathies to the Pausch family.

Rob, Lisa, Will, and Tyler Haney
July 26, 2008
***Dearest Randy, in tears we saw you sinking and we watched you fade away.You suffered much in silence, you fought so hard to stay. You faced your task with courage and fought until the very end. God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you, and whispered, " Come with Me." So when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful, free from pain. We could not wish you back, to suffer that again. Peace and love from all of your family and friends, to all of us Randy we can say from our hearts with just one word, "PRICELESS"***
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch Family
I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to you. I have just finished reading The Last Lecture book, and tears are streaming down my face. I know Randy is with you now, and will always be with you, in spirit, watching over his loving family that he loved so much. He will not ever be forgotten.
July 26, 2008
God Bless You,rest in peace I willremember your spirit always .
July 26, 2008
Truly a most wonderful role model for his children and for us all. We have all been enriched and blessed by this profound, valiant, beautiful life and his "last lecture."
July 26, 2008
have a good journey Randy
July 26, 2008
Your family is in my prayers.
July 26, 2008
To the family of Dr. Randy Pausch my deepest condolences. I learned of your Last Lecture Book from a friend and viewed your lecture on line. Truely you have touched so many, may you rest in peace.
July 26, 2008
I have a friend with this dreaded disease now, the program was an inspiration to me/
July 26, 2008
I did not know him but I knew through his spirit and his joy.

May God bless you and your family as you walk through this time of grief and sorrow.

He was a good man. Amen!
July 26, 2008
My heartfelt condolences to you and the children. God will keep you strong. My condolences also go out to all the kids who have lost a great Professor both present and the future. The kids that will miss out on his unique look at life. I have seen the lecture and have purchased the book and will pass it on to my adult children that they also will be able to learn from Prof. Randy

May God Bless you all. My prayers are with you and your family.
July 26, 2008
To the family and friends of Randy, I just wanted to take the time to say that I thank him for those wonderful words of encouragement, which I know inspired alot of others like myself, he taught me to live life to the fullest, to dance like no one is watching, and to be myself because everyone is already taken, I say to the family that God will never take you , where the spirit of the Lord can't comfort you, we will continue to pray your strenght at this difficult time. May God Bless and keep all of you .
July 26, 2008
YOUR COURAGE GAVE YOUR FAMILY SUCH A WONDERFUL LEGACY AND I HOPE THEY STAY STRONG. THANK YOU FOR SHARING SOMETHING SO PERSONAL. YOU ARE NOW IN GOOD HANDS.
July 26, 2008
Estimada Sra. Paush y familia,
Me uno al resto del mundo para brindarle a usted y los suyos y a los muchos amigos y conocidos, colegas y estudiantes de su esposo, mis mas sincera condolencia por la perdida de un gran hombre; su esposo. Siempre se nos ha dicho: que estamos en este mundo para aprender algo y para hacer algo. Obviamente su esposo no solo aprendió mucho de la vida sino que nos ha dejado un gran legado a todos nosotros, una lección para cada uno individualmente: una lección de amor. Una lección no solo hacia nuestros seres mas queridos sino hacia aquellos conocidos y desconocidos . Si muchos de nosotros pudiéramos aplicar todas esas lecciones de amor, paciencia, educación y alegría a nuestra vida rutinaria, el mundo seria mucho mas distinto de los que ahora es. Muchas bendiciones para usted y sus hijos durante estos momentos tan difíciles.
July 26, 2008
Setting aside things like the biliiant simplicity of his message and the impact he had on so many people, I have been asking myself why he was able to do that. What about him was it that led him to achieve what he did? As a individual already gifted and giving enough to be an educator, he found himself in the unfortunate position of being able to give "the last lecture" due to his illness. Just because a person finds themself in that position does not mean it would be a success, or certainly THAT much of a success. But what really strikes me is how gifted he was as an educator. To take the hypothetical "last lecture" and turn it in to a message that reached far beyond his classroom shows me that he was exactly where he was supposed to be in life. And although that life turned out to be a short one, he was still able to achieve the greatest kind of success as an educator, as a human being. To leave the world a better place.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch Family:

Dr. Pausch was a truly remarkable man. He faced something so difficult with such courage and strength. He seemed like the type of man that lived life to the fullest and with such zest. He gave all of us something (his last lecture) to listen to and live by. He is such an inspiration to everyone. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. You now have an angel that will be with you forever.

Lynn Koskey (Riverton, IL)
July 26, 2008
Mr.Randy Pausch,thank you for all your Inspiration you gave to all human kind.I never knew him but hearing his lectures, I feel that I do.I know that the lord was waiting with open arms to bless and keep you in his loving care.My heartfelt condolences to all his family.
July 26, 2008
The world was a better place with Randy in it. My deepest sympathy to the entire Pausch family on the loss of this extrodinary man.
July 26, 2008
As many others we share in your sadness. My husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer almost a year ago, his is inoperable. I bought Randy's Last Lecture for him when it first came out and it has insired him to give an awareness speech at relay for life and put an article in our Newspaper. May God Bless your family in these hard times and may your Children always remember the GREAT times with Dad.
You are all in our Prayers.
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch family,

We are heartsick at the news of Dr. Pausch's passing. We feel the The Last Lecture is a story not just of your husband, father, son, brother or uncle, but of your whole family. Our hearts embrace you all and we send warms prayers and good wishes for your futures. We pray for your peace of mind and comfort.
July 26, 2008
Mrs. Pausch and family,
I lost my husband Michael at the age of 44 to colon cancer on june 22, 2008.Words are a loss right now, But what I have read about Randy his spirit, drive, and determination will live on in others forerver. He is a strong couragous man who fought like my husband with dignity always thinking of their family. My thoughts and prayers will always be with you. God bless you and your children.
July 26, 2008
TO RANDY'S FAMILY

THE WORLD HAS LOST OF IT'S
BRIGHTEST LIGHTS BUT HEAVEN
HAS RECEIVED A BEAUTIFUL ANGEL.

I KNOW HE WILL BE MY GUARDIAN ANGEL******

SARA CASH
July 26, 2008
I HAVE LOST SEVERAL OF MY FRIENDS FROM THIS INCURABLE
CANCER..
I HOPE THAT SOON --THERE WILL BE CURE..
I SEND MY SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY...YOU NO LONGER WILL SUFFER..GOD BLESS
July 26, 2008
I was so saddened to hear of Randy's passing. He was such an inspiration not only to me but to millions of others. I was really hoping that he would be the one to beat this horrible disease but I am thankful that he brought attention to pancreatic cancer so that some day in the future, other families will not have to lose someone they love so soon because of it. His life lessons should be guidelines for all of us to use and a reminder that life goes by all too quickly. Thank you, Randy for being strong for all us. And thank you for putting your family first and taking all the steps to make sure they will be able to manage without you. Rest in peace. You have left your children with a wonderful legacy for them to remember you by.
July 26, 2008
Truly an inspiration who showed us how to examine our lives and realize what is important. I am sad for your loss but thankful for what he shared. God bless your family.
July 26, 2008
To Jai and the children:
Your loved one inspired me to look at life differently. I saw the lecture and read the book. I gave a copy to my adult children in hopes they will learn how to follow their dreams, live life to the fullest and to love without limits. You are in my prayers. You were blessed to have been married to a wonderful man, and the children will one day know what a great individual her was.
July 26, 2008
Randy Pausch was an inspiration to all and taught others how to live. As a person with a spinal cord injury, Professor Pausch taught me to stop feeling sorry for myself and enjoy what life has to offer even with a disability. I will never forget him and the messages he shared with the world. I hope he knew all that accompished during his lifetime. He faced death like no one else and gave all who heard his messages a lot in the short time he was given. God bless him, his family and thank you to his wife and children for sharing him with us during this difficult time. I will miss his web site and updates, but I know he is in a better place watching over all those he loved and who loved him.

My thoughts and prayers are with Randy's family and friends.
July 26, 2008
Truly an inspiration for all of us. His "last lecture" changed me. I am so very sorry for your families loss.
July 26, 2008
Dear Familly,

Randy's lecture changed many lives, mine included. We are to be grateful for what we gave been given and make the best of what we have left of life. To do otherwise is a disgrace to what God gave us.

God bless you all, my heart felt sympathy is with you at this time
July 26, 2008
Jai and family. I wanted to believe that this strong man would beat the odds. If anyone could have, it would have been him. I hope some day the children realize what a wonderful, talented and funny father they had. May you find peace in knowing he is no longer struggling but is happily lecturing somewhere else.
July 26, 2008
Jai and the Pausch Family,
With heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Your beloved left you and your children a beautiful legacy. His words of wisdom will be a source of inspiration to us all.
July 26, 2008
To the family of Randy Pausch,
Time will ease the pain..I, too, have lost a spouse from cancer. My thoughts are with you as you travel this new journey.
July 26, 2008
Mrs Pausch and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I had been searching the internet for weeks trying to find out how all was going and when I couldn't find anything recent, then was praying for whatever you all were facing. I lost my 56 yr old husband to a BT 18 months ago and I can say that God will continue to give you the strength and courage on this side of the disease, that He gave during the battle.
hugs and prayers are coming your way
July 26, 2008
I seen Randy's lecture in a college class last fall and was very moved. Randy obviuosly lived his life to the fullest and this will carry on to his kids, they will grow to learn the leadership, drive, determination that their father possessed and it will be no surprise they will grow-up to be as successful and real as their dad. God Bless You Randy..
July 26, 2008
Randy Pausch inspired me to revisit my childhood dreams, to imagine, and not be discouraged by the brick walls that we encounter. My sincere condolences to his wife and children and parents.
July 26, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Dr. Randy Pausch's family and friends. His inspirational lecture touched many lives, but we appreciate that his words were really meant for just three people. Thank you for letting us benefit from his wisdom.
July 26, 2008
Randy not only taught us how to live, he showed us by his example how to embrace life to the very end. His story, his life, his death have contributed much to all who knew him or knew of him in a far-reaching and most powerful way.
July 26, 2008
To The Family of The Late Randy Pausch

He gave true meaning and inspiration to the phrase "never give up" which is also a lesson I learned a long time ago.



May the following words be a comfort and condolence to his family and friends.


“God’s Plan”
By : Charles G. Turner, Sr.

When things go differently, and we don’t understand
And sometimes the situation just gets out of hand
It’s like the sand that’s on the land
It’s all a part of God’s plan

As we live day by day
It’s through his power that we have our way
But when things go astray and get out of hand
Just pray to God and leave it there because he’ll understand

When our burdens and problems seem so heavy
And we don’t know what to do
Just take it to God and he will see you through

No matter what we do or what we say
It helps to go to God and let him have his way
Just continue to kneel and pray
And put it in his hand
Whatever his will is just let it be
Just remember it’s all a part of “God’s Plan”

May God bless and Comfort you
July 26, 2008
Dr. Pausch and Family, My condolences to you for such a great loss. I am sure that when Randy arrived in heaven, God said to him, "Well done my faithful servant! Come into your heavenly reward!"
Peace and prayers to all of you.
July 26, 2008
Thank You Randy!
July 26, 2008
I recently read Randy's book. He truly touched many lives. What a legacy to leave. May God bless you and comfort you in this time. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers
July 26, 2008
You continue to inspire me and others. Your example of living a "life worth living" is a true testament to the potential we all have. Thanks for showing us how to unlock it. My deepest condolences to the family. You will be missed.
July 26, 2008
I cannot tell you how much my life has changed because of his book. I share it with anyone I can tell about it. My step dad read it in one day and he reads a lot and says it was one of the best he has read.
God Bless you at this time and know what you already know. You will be fine. My husband is facing many issues and Randy's book gives me the strength and reality to keep on.
P.S. We are die-hard Steeler Fans too!!!
God Bless and prayers to you
July 26, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Funny in his book they say he never discussed religion - but his last lecture book was truly the way that God wanted us to live. He spoke as Jesus did through many actions, words and deeds. He also remained optimistic and thankful in all circumstances. I hope many more people will read his book!
July 26, 2008
To the family and friends of Randy Pausch,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time.
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch family & friends:

How lucky you were to have had such a WONDEFUL man in your lives. I am so sorry for your loss.
S
July 26, 2008
Pausch Family,
Remember the "good times". Be well, live happy.

Rest in Peace Randy, you will never be forgotten.
July 26, 2008
Love & Peace
July 26, 2008
Dr Pausch's was a life very well played. He is a true role model and hero of our time. My family life has become richer for his having shared his life so beautifully. Thank you.
July 26, 2008
If only half of the people in this world could be as strong as Randy, this world would be a better place. Randy's wisdom has made me a stronger and better person. May he rest in peace as he looks down upon us all.
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch Family
Randy inspires me everyday. His message will stay with me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch Family:
Our deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss.
Rarely does one come along that makes such a positive impact on all of mankind. The manner in which Dr. Pausch has lived his life will serve as an inspiration to all mankind.

Godspeed Dr. Pausch, may God you and your Family in the palm of his hand.
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch Family,
The courage and grace that Randy and yourselves showed during this most public of all final moments was very moving. Besides his forever inspiring Last Lecture, the way that you all faced this final adventure with Randy was as inspiring. Just a note on his legacy, my 13 year old daughter has become very interested in the ALICE program and if nothing else she is having fun learning. That is in itself a validation for a life well lived!
July 26, 2008
Jai, my heart aches for you, since I lost my brother at age 50 of pancreatic ca in February. But, what a blessing you had having this beautiful man in your life. You have such wonderful memories and if you look at the pictures of Randy, there is always a smile on his face. The smile that says he really enjoyed life with his family and his profession. I'm sure you are very proud of him. God bless you and the kids.
July 26, 2008
Today, while signing the Guest Book for a dear neighbour who recently passed away, I began thinking of Dr. Pausch and began my search only to discover his passing. He will be truly missed. He gave so much of himself to all of us.

When I saw him give his Last Lecture on tv, I was truly inspired by his strength, love for life, determination, and the love he had for his family.

He was truly a gifted person, and the world needs more men like Dr. Pausch. His words have kept me on my path when dealing with my own cancer.

When someone you come to love, respect and admire becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

My prayers are with you.
July 26, 2008
Randy's life was a gift to all of us. The CMU family mourns a great loss, along with Jai and the kids. Our world is a brighter more loving place for his presence in it.
July 26, 2008
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Randy. My heart goes out to his wife and children. Although nothing can take away the pain of the loss I hope they are able to see the joy in the legacy he has left behind.
July 26, 2008
U were a hero to all the cancer people u give them hope n praise for life n in death when u knew was dyein of it..U carried on with passion in u eyes n soul n heart n u three kids will always remember there dad as a hero...Forever god bless u all...
July 26, 2008
Good Bye to our Beloved Friend, Randy.

We are burning a candle for you. We can't stop our tears from running. You have meant so very much to us and letting go of you hurts far too much. What a painful loss for everyone. You have brought comfort to us during our joined fight against PC and we became cancer buddies. Thank you for all you have done for us and for the many lives which you have touched.

You were more than just one out of a million and America has lost a very special Hero. There will never be another you. You shall live in our hearts and memories forever.

I pray for Jai and the children to find comfort and I pray for all of us who are fighting this terrible pancreatic cancer too. Good Bye to you, our wonderful and one of a kind friend. God bless your Family.

In deepest sorrow and heart broken,
July 26, 2008
I was so saddened to hear of your loss.

He was an amazing man to those of us that only knew him from afar. He taught an Eeyore's like me to get see past my own grief and aspire to stripes.

I will keep your family in my prayers.
July 26, 2008
Though I have never met you or your husband, I was truly touched and inspired by his last lecture and his desire to live and love his family. Being a cancer survivor myself it has only reminded me even more of the joy of living and not taking anything for granted. I hope that both you and he knew that his message changed alot of people and perhaps the world. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
July 26, 2008
Randy's words and more importantly, his actions will live on and on. I am touched by his energy and how he conducted his life. Please take comfort that you will see him again.
You have a remarkable family and I am truly saddened that Randy is gone so soon.
July 26, 2008
To the family of Randy pausch, may you find comfort in knowing his legacy will live on forever. He was here for only a short time and touched many lives. May his soul rest in peace.
July 26, 2008
If the world had more Randy Pausch's wouldn't this be wonderful. God bless this remoarkable man and keep him in his glory.Condolences to the family. May Randy's star shine upon them always.
July 26, 2008
Randy raised the bar for living a good life and for the kind of man a woman would want to spend her life with, regardless of how much time you had together. The book, the video, the man...true insprations for living your best life and having fun. Tell the truth...all the time. My life is better for having seen and heard Randy.
July 26, 2008
I was truly saddened to hear that Randy's journey here on earth has ended. He was an inspiration to me and to millions of people around the world. My sincere sympathy to Jai, his children, his family and friends. May God comfort them and give them peace and Randy eternal rest.
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch family & friends:
The way that Dr. Pausch lived his life should be a model for all of humankind. Although I only know him based on the TV interviews that I have seen, he had such a positive outlook on life. You have been lucky to have that inspiration in your life. Wouldn't it be a much better world to live in if we could all live life the way Dr. Pausch led his.
July 26, 2008
Seldom does a person like Randy share the most intimate parts of his life with the world - but by doing so, he has touched the world and made it a better place to live. His words and actions touched all of us. I pray for Jai, Dylan, Logan, Chloe and his family and friends. I did not know him personally, but I feel I know him as I know my closest friends. May God Bless all of you in the years to come and may all the great memories you shared be with you always.
July 26, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 26, 2008
Dr. Pausch was a very inspirational man. Jai, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
July 26, 2008
Truly an extrordinary man, his legacy has left this world a better place. "The Last Lecture" changed my life. Deepest sympathy to Jai, Dylan, Logan, Chloe, may you find peace during this difficult time.
July 26, 2008
Dear Pausch Family:

What a gift you have shared with us. May you be blessed by the legacy Randy leaves you. As you go through this sad period may you be lifted and cheered by the thoughts and prayers of all who viewed the "Last Lecture" and held Randy in their hearts and prayers. Jai, you and your children have memories for which a lot of us can only wish. May the love of God, family, friends and strangers be part of that safety net Randy strove to weave for you.

Thank you and God Bless and Keep You.
July 26, 2008
Your Husband showed great strength
in a time when most people would have just given up. I am glad that i was able to be touch by his sincerity and outlook
July 26, 2008
Jai,
You, Randy and your children have been in my prayers since the CMU lecture was made public in Pittsburgh, and you will remain so in the difficult days ahead. My heart aches for you and with you. But I trust that all the prayers that are being sent your way, you will be of help as you try to cope with all the events that have lead to this sad ending. You are not alone, you are truly loved, and you will always be thought of as courageous. God bless you and your family.
With Love,
L M John, Pittsburgh, PA
July 26, 2008
So sorry
July 26, 2008
What a great man, what a great inspiration and what a great legacy...for his family and for our poor, beaten up, hero poor country. Thanks to the Pausch family for sharing Randy with the rest of us.
July 26, 2008
Jai,
I want to thank you for sharing your husband with the world. My parents and I read the whole book on a trip and my dad, being a Cancer survivor, identified with so much. Your husband was a great guy, and the world is better for having him around.
July 26, 2008
I was inspired not only by Randy, but by his loving family. I work with the bereaved, and his, and his family's example of life lived fully, will never leave me. Like millions, I grieve for the wonderful man this world has lost. May his family be surrounded by love and unselfishness in the coming weeks and years.
July 26, 2008
Jai - so sadden by the death of Randy. His life and words have touched many people around the world. What a blessing. Inspired by Randy, I have begun writing a 'letter' to my daughter. May the love of friends give you comfort: may the love of God give you peace. Dana Marzolf
July 26, 2008
May God bless your family at this sad time. I only knew of him through his lecture and tv interviews but wow, what a connection I felt. He really helped me to put some things in perspective. I know he is with the angels now!
July 26, 2008
Thank you, Randy Pausch. May your new journey be filled with beauty, light and zero gravity. We will miss your tenacity, wisdom and enduring Tigger-ness. Every day matters!
July 26, 2008
God bless you in this time of sorrow for the loss of Randy. I have watched his video many times- and wept with each viewing- and I was amazed at what a caring, selfless man Randy was. I know he touched my heart, as I am sure he touched so many others.
July 26, 2008
To Randy Pausch's family -
It's all been said, but I wanted to add my two cents. It must have been great fun to be a part of Randy's life. And, what a blessing he has left behind - the lecture and the book. Perhaps it brings you some comfort to know how many lives his story has touched. God is with y'all during this time...
July 26, 2008
I would like to thank the family of Randy Pausch for allowing us to share in his thoughts, vingenettes, highs and lows. I have saved the video and watch it no less than once a week. It is so easy to forget to live life as you make your way through this world.

Know that his legacy will live on and that countless lives have been touched by his Last Lecture. I can only hope that I can create a legacy such as his. It may not be on as grand of a scale, but I do wish to inspire others through my life and example as well.

God Bless you through this difficult time and know that you have support of the international community in your grief as we share it too.
July 26, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Randy Pausch. He was so inspirational. When I saw "The Last Lecture" I was moved beyond words. My heart goes out to his wife and children during this very difficult time. He has left the most wonderful legacy to all of them.
July 26, 2008
A truly inspiring individual. One should lead their lives as he did. I encourage all to watch Randy's "Last Lecture."
July 26, 2008
A true gift from God.
He touched so many lives.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children Jai.
July 26, 2008
Randy's book showed us what is really important in life.
Hope this poem helps you.

My Life is but a weaving, between my Lord and me.
I can not choose the colors, He works so steadily.

Oft times He weaves in sorrow and I in foolish pride, forget He sees the upper and I the under side.

Not til the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly, will God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needed in the Weaver's skillful hand, as the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch family,

A real Hero, may he rest in peace,
god bless you.
July 26, 2008
My deepest condolences to the Pausch family. Randy was a gift to so many people, and his half-full cup perspective on Life was refreshing and courageous. May the blessings that you had when he was here with you continue. May his memories and Love help sustain you through this most difficult time. Your family and friends have prayers from all over the world.

RIP Randy.
July 26, 2008
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. He was and still is an inspiration to all. God Bless and I am sure he is already working on a cure for this terrible disease with all angels and most of all Our Lord.
July 26, 2008
To the family & friends of Randy Pausch:
You are all in my thoughts and prayers right now. Just know that Randy is no longer in any pain. That is something to be thankful for. May God give you the strength to get through this difficult time. God Bless you and your family. And thank you for introducing us to such a wonderful man. You are all inspirations to the rest of us.
July 26, 2008
Your body may be retired. Your teaching on so many levels, endure. Thank you. You will be missed.
July 26, 2008
WOW...the world has lost a wonderful person...but we all know he is with us forever....to his family our thoughts and prayers are with you....
July 26, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 26, 2008
may God be with you through all your lectures in heaven.
July 26, 2008
Randy was such a beautiful person. He touched many souls, including mine. Let's celebrate his life.
July 26, 2008
Thank you for Alice.
July 26, 2008
Dear family, May your beloved husband's, father's, son's, brother's blessed memory be a source of constant comfort to you for all time.
Shalom.
July 26, 2008
To the family of Randy Pausch:
Randy was a truly amazing man who had unbelievable courage and grace and gave inspiration to the many lives he touched. May God bless all of you and give you strength and courage to live out your lives by his words.
July 26, 2008
I first saw Randy on Oprah and he sent chills down my spine. I know his first priority for writing the speech was for his children, but he helped millions of others. He opened my eyes to the wonderful possibilities that life holds and that we all just need to let go sometimes and be free. Free to be ourselves, love unconditionally, and let or kids color on the walls. He opened my eyes to a whole new perspective on what life can be like if you follow your dreams and never give up. My Heart goes out to his entire family. As for his children just know that your father touched so many lives and left you a legacy of what a man, husband, and father should be. I have tried to keep track of what was going on with him. I am very sad to hear that he has passed. Even though his diagnosis was grim, I still hoped and prayed for his recovery. I know it is a sad time, but he would want you to celebrate his life, wisdom, compassion, and love for his family. I have never witnessed someone who handled his condition so well. He lived fully every day and didn't seem to play into the "why me". I could only hope to handle myself that way. GOD bless you all.
July 26, 2008
Mrs. Pausch & family;

Your husband's story especially touched my heart, as my mom also had pancreatic cancer.

Please know that you are in our hearts, thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

Randy is your heavenly angel now.

May God bless you and keep you.
July 26, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband was a very special person. I saw your story on dateline and it really moved me how he could be so full of life given his condition. I could just see the love between the two of you. May God bless you and give you the strength you need to raise your children. Take care of yourself.
July 26, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 26, 2008
To Jai and the family,
I lost my mother to Pancreatic Cancer April 9, 2005. I cared for her in my home til the very end. She lived just one year following her surgery to remove the tumor from the head of her pancreas. Losing her was the most difficult event in my life thus far. She was not just my mother, but my best friend, and a nurse. Randy was such an inspiration and hearing him speak moved me to tears. He fought a very tough fight that is for sure! Though I don't know you personally, my heart goes out to you and your family. May God's love comfort you through the next chapter of your grief. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"
There are no words I myself could possibly express that your Randy already hasn't.
Our hearts are with you all!!
July 26, 2008
Jai,
I do believe there is a Heaven and that one day your beloved Randy will be waiting there (with another cake no doubt, or some other goofy surprise), ready to carry you across that last stage to eternity together.

Randy changed many lives, and definitely had an impact on my family. My youngest son memorized his last lecture, and of course has taken it to heart since then. For that I will be forever grateful as 16 year old boys need all the help they can get sometimes. Last night he reminded me we have to go buy paint for his room today. Yikes...bring it on!

Please know that when all the attention and condolences die down in the next few weeks, you will have MANY friends who are quietly praying every moment of the day for you. Your kids will be fine eventually, as I can see the "Tigger" in each of their eyes. Blessings to all!
July 26, 2008
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
We have all been blessed to have shared your story. As you and your family begin another chapter may God be with you.
July 26, 2008
Like millions of others I learned of Randy through his "Last Lecture". As a young man and educator I have come to view him as a great role model. I am thankful that I had taken the time to listen to what he learned and felt so compelled to share with us during his final days. His message and outlook, which is undoubtedly shared by many others, will be carried on for years to come. Thank you Randy for sharing your life with us.
July 26, 2008
I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. Watching Mr. Pausch on TV was inspiring to say the least. His life touched many.
July 26, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the Pausch family. I thought he was going to beat it. He has taught me to face anything with style and grace and a great deal of acceptance. I hope his last days were free of pain and full of love. Thank you Randy Pausch for all you have given to us.
July 26, 2008
Dear Mrs. Pausch and family,
I send my deepest sympathy for your loss. Your husband was truly a special human being. I saw the piece that you all did with Diane Sawyer. It is amazing the impact he has had on thousands and thousands of people from just watching him for the hour or two that we all shared through the TV.
Inspiring and unselfish are the first things I think of when I think of Dr.Randy Pausch.
Thank you all for sharing your story. It has touched many lives for the better.
God Bless You. May Dr. Pausch rest in peace.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch family,

The strength and positive attitude of Randy Pausch affected so many people. It would be so easy to be negative and angry with a terminal prognosis but instead he decided to help people understand that the important thing is spending all the time you can with the people you love and educate people about life and love. No one gets to stay forever but we should all try to make our stay here meaningful so that we can be remembered positively like Dr Pausch certainly will be. Stay strong in his love, he will always be with you.
July 26, 2008
I am so thankful for all Randy Pausch did in his lifetime. I am given peace as I read his book and am in awe of this man with so much insight and fortitude. He is my hero and I look forward to opportunities to aid his wife and children until they are all reunited. (so far I have purchased and given away 4 of his books to help with his safety net for his family:-) I know God watches over all of you and is enjoying Randy as one of his greatest creations.
July 26, 2008
My deepest sympathy to your enitre family. Thanks for sharing Randy with all of us. His words and wisdom gave me and give me strength as I battle through a chronic and disabling disease. I use Randy as an example to my children and grandson to never give up. May God Bless all of you through this difficult time.
July 26, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

July 26, 2008
To Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe, How fortunate you were to have such a fine man as your husband and father. May God give him the restful peace and heavenly reward he so deserves. Although I never met him, I feel a great loss and sadness. Keep strong, watch those videos and he will be with you always. God Bless
July 26, 2008
Aloha Pausch Family,

May you be comforted with sweet and beautiful memories of your loved one. I am so thankful for all of you, that through Randy, many lives have been blessed with reminders of what is really truly important in life and in the world of humanity. Everyday, those who listen to his message and take it to heart, even now, will find his words to be utmost true and one of life's most rewarding "messages" that one will ever hear.

Thank you again for allowing Randy to share with all of us. May your lives be blessed with peace and the beauty which Randy inspired through his worldly messages, especially those poignant and loving messages to his loving family. Please take care.
July 26, 2008
what an inspiration to all of us whose lives you touched whether you knew us or not. my heartfelt sympathy to the family and today i will shed a tear for your loss. what a great example of strenghth and love
July 26, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Diane Gebhard
July 26, 2008
I believe that some people are put here in this world to inspire us. Dr. Pausch surely will be that forever! Being able to share his talk with my two boys, watching, and listening to them as they listened to him was a gift that he never knew he gave. I thank him, his mom and dad and his family for giving us this incredible person. I will cherish the times I have with my boys more, and remember the lessons I have learned from Dr. Pausch. I hope to be able to emulate his joy, and love for the life we are given. Even at 45, I guess it's never too late to start to really live. Dr. Pausch's lecture taught that.

Thank you Jai for sharing him with us all, and I pray that you will be comforted and loved in this really difficult time.
July 26, 2008
To the Family of Dr. Randy Pausch:
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of a loving husband and father Randy. May God comfort you during this very sad and difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please love and keep each other as my father said to do, for I can't count the blessings or the love He has for you. Linda Kelly
July 26, 2008
...and Randy's legacy will continue through all those he taught and touched. My sincerest sympathy to Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe.
July 26, 2008
To Jai, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe....
Your Dad/ husband was such a gift to us all.... and you are left with the fallout. I lost my father early too. All good wishes, and know that you are blessed. I am so sorry you must suffer like this.........
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time.

The Moir family
Pittsburgh, PA
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch family: What a beautiful tribute to a man whose message of hope has inspired millions. You are were truly blessed to have him as a your husband and father. May it be a comfort to know that you are surrounded by your family, friends and people like me who was truly inspired by what your husband stood. May God give all of you the strength and comfort that you all need at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with all of you.
July 26, 2008
Jesus Loves Me!!!!
July 26, 2008
Jai and Kids, You must be so proud to have had him in your life, if only for a brief time...he was a true inspiration to everyone whose ears heard his words. He left a huge "footprint" in my heart. May God give him rest and peace in Heaven.
July 26, 2008
You were truly an inspiration to the world. God Bless you and your family. Your memory will last forever!!!!
July 26, 2008
It's amazing to me to feel this genuinely sad for a person I never had the honor to meet, but I am grieving this unique and wonderful man. I hate it when people say "he/she lost their battle to cancer". The only "loser" is the cancer for it only and ultimately wipes itself out. At that moment when the cancer died, Randy was snatched into the arms of a God who holds him safe and whole for all eternity. We are left struggling to believe that, and longing for the sight of a beloved face.
Randy lives, cancer free. He is ultimately victorious, and he will be there with you until the moment you are all reunited.
May Jai, and those three magnificent children as well as him mom, sister and many relatives and friends find some small comfort in the way his memory will for ever be etched in all of us.
I have looked at that blog every day since the last lecture, and in the last month felt a dread when there were no updates. I have prayed for Randy every day. Now I will pray to him to wrap his arms around his family and see them through.
Rest in peace, Randy. You were one in a million!
Sincerely,
Sr. Mary Meyers csj
July 26, 2008
Our sincere sympathies to the family of this remarkable man. He was such an inspiration to so many including me. He's now sitting in with God in Heaven giving great lectures. May you find peace and solace in his remarkable life.
July 26, 2008
May God bless and dry your tears as He holds Randy in His gentle arms. Plant forget-me-nots in your yard as he was your forget-me-not.
July 26, 2008
You taught us all how to live better. Thank you.
July 26, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the Pausch family. Although the children are too young remember, they will when they're old enough to understand his last lecture. A truly inspired legacy.
July 26, 2008
My prayers go out to the Pausch family. I viewed "The Last Lecture" today and found it to be very inspiring. What a great legacy this fine gentleman has left for his family. God be with you in this great time of loss.
July 26, 2008
I really do not know what to say. All I know , is that when I saw this couragous man speaking his lecture on Opra I could not believe it. He had the most up lifting spirit and precious eyes. You could feel everything he spoke coming from his heart into your heart. He so loved his family. Even though he was going through a battle, he took his heart and spirit and encouraged others. Oh my , what a selfless man he was, thinking of others. God be with him and keep him. To his wife and children, you have something special that will always live in your hearts forever, a wonderful husband and father. I can also say what a gift he was as a son to his parents. You surely must be so proud. I pray for each and everyone you. God speed. P.S. I honestly thought he would beat that battle. I really did.
July 26, 2008
What an amazing man! What amazing words of wisdom he left with us. He will be missed.

Rest in peace, Dr. Pausch.
July 26, 2008
My prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the Pausch family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you, during this time of great grief. Randy was a inspitation to us all. What is Earth's loss, is Heaven's Gain. Psalm 91.
July 26, 2008
I have not heard about him until today; He is such a brave and giving person. I have never seen or heard of anyone like him. My sympathy goes out to Mr. Pausch's family.
July 26, 2008
There is nothing I can say to ease your grief. Jai, I am so very sorry for your loss. Randy has left a wonderful legacy for your children. All of your family is in my heart, prayers and in my thoughts.
July 26, 2008
I gave my children a copy of Randy's book and I have one I have kept for myself. What a wonderful person, husband, and father...you have been blessed to have shared his life and we are all blessed to have been touched by the light in his life.
July 26, 2008
Mrs. Pausch,
I, like most people, never met Randy, but he was beyond an inspiration. I feel so much sorry for your children that they will not grow up with him, however, he left a great gift for them to cherish always.

I am a mother of 2 and cannot imagine what you are going through at this time. I have been checking his website daily and prayed always that God would give him a miracle and have him survive. He has shown us how precious life is and I cannot even put into words the love I have for him and your family, even though we've never met. I'll pray for you and your children. May God be with you always (I know Randy will be with you also).
July 26, 2008
Randy you inspired me to live my life better.
July 26, 2008
All our love and prayers to your family Randy. The people of the Philippines admire your strenght and your passion for life.

God bless you!
July 26, 2008
God Bless to Randy's family. As a 2-time cancer survivor with young children, and having suddenly lost a dear Aunt to Pancreatic cancer earlier this year, I was so inspired by Randy's words. What a reality check for us all- about what is really important in life, whether we've been touched by Cancer or any of life's struggles. Your family will be in our continued prayers. What a wonderful soul we were blessed with in Randy. Thank you for having him share his story. . .
July 26, 2008
Jai and the children

Well, it's that time when you're replaying all of what Dr. Pausch has been telling us to do. Live well, live happy, be happy. I'm still reeling with grief at the realization that your beloved husband is really gone, but then again, he's only moved to a place where he's not going to be easily accessible. But I want to tell you how he has changed my life. He has inspired me to go back to school, to love myself, to not pity myself. Jai, I can't imagine your pain of having to raise your wonderful family without their magnificent father and you without your beloved partner. The kind of love that your guys displayed doesn't come along that often, and you sure did grab the brass ring! Watching the media cover his life then and now is almost unbearable, but they all loved him and may I add I feel as if the entire universe fell in love with him. How lucky you are to have had him all to yourself, even if it was only for 8 very short years. You have come out of this a real winner. How many women wish to have someone adore them like Dr. Pausch (Randy) did. He will be missed, he will not be forgotten and neither will you or your lovely children. We here in Pittsburgh have a special bond with Dr. Pausch. Even tho you have moved to Virginia, Pittsburgh will forever be your home. We love you, Jai, we love your children and of course we will always love Randy. God Bless you and the children.
July 26, 2008
To Randy Pausch's family,
Randy inspired me like noone I have ever known. I have learned from and adapted his philosophies into my life and that of my family. I can only hope to be as courageous, positive and optimistic a human as he during my time on Earth. I have followed his progress daily and I lost my own sister 44 years ago today. I think Randy and my sister are just some of God's special chosen ones to minister eternally to the rest of us. May you feel comfort and support by friends all over the world.
July 26, 2008
My heart is broken tonight. May God grant you comfort and hold your family in the palm of His hand.
July 26, 2008
Dear Jai,

I have been crying since this morning when I read of your husband's death. I just had to write to let you know what a profound impact he has had on my life. Originally, I saw the "Last Lecture" interview with Diane Sawyer. Then I started reading Randy's blog entries on his battle with pancreatic cancer.
The very first time I watched the lecture, I vaguely remember him speaking about the value of always telling the truth. What stuck out for me was the section where he stated that his most important piece of advice for his small daughter was to never pay attention to what boys/men SAID, but to watch what they DO. I remember thinking how true that statement really was, and how simple the concept was. So, I decided to rewatch the lecture on the web. As I watched, I realized that all the concepts were truly the same, in that they were so TRUE, yet such simple concepts.
Now you must understand, that this email comes from someone, who at the same age as Randy, had resorted to lying for most of those 47 years. I lied to hide the utter fear I had of everything in sight. For days after watching Randy, I just could not get him or his words off my mind; though work, school, even waking up with those words on my mind. And so, I decided to take your husband's advice, and simply tell the truth, no matter how scary that was for me. I can't tell you how paralyzing that fear was at first. But little by little, I have stopped lying (to everyone else as well as the mirror), and it truly was just as he said. I also passed along Randy's advice to my daughters, and told them to pay attention to actions, not words, when it came to men in their lives.
I wanted this email to be a personal statement to you and your family, Jai. Not just another condolence letter, but to let you know that your husband truly, truly changed my life, as well as those around me. Although you, better than anyone else, know how amazing your husband was, it is my belief that Randy was chosen to send his message to the masses, and individuals like me are so grateful just to have been touched by him. I will continue to pray for your pain to lessen each day.
July 26, 2008
Your lecture brought me to tears.You put into words what so many others have thought.God Bless you and keep you. God bless your family.You have done more for folks then you ever realized.Thank You and good luck on your next journey.
July 26, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
July 26, 2008
To Jai & the entire Pausch Family,

My heart and prayers go out to you at this very sad time. God bless each and everyone of you.
July 26, 2008
To the Pausch family,

Thank you for sharing your story with the rest of the world, he was an incredible person. May God Bless all of you during this time. Randy's story is an inspiration to the rest of us, may we all live life to the fullest everyday and appreciate the gifts that we are given.
July 25, 2008
I have been giving Randy's book as a graduation gift to all new high school graduates. Why? Because the book and the man teach how to live with courage, faith and love. In words of comfort, Shakespeare said it best through Juliet when Romeo dies: "Take him and cut him out in little stars, so that the face of heaven will shine so fair and pay no attention to the garish sun." When we look at the stars - Randy is twinkling to all of us, but especially to his sweet family.
Jill Eliot
July 25, 2008
What a lasting, loving memory Dr. Pausch has left the world and most importantly, his wife and children. His message of strength and courage has touched countless souls, and because of his generosity of spirit, we will never be the same again. My deepest sympathy to the Pausch family.
July 25, 2008
To Randy Pausch's Family

It's so hard to find the right words to say at this time of great loss. Like so many others, I came to know Randy through the internet and today I feel as if I have lost a dear friend.

My deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends. His love for you was very apparent and I have no doubt he will find a way to have you feel that love in the difficult days ahead.

To Randy

Thank you for your wisdom and inspiration. You will live on in my heart forever.
July 25, 2008
I learned that it really is okay to not be perfect...to let the small stuff fade into the background...to try and fail and try again. My children will benefit far more that I through your wisdom. May you rest in peace and may God bless your family and friends.
July 25, 2008
Dear Jai and family: You are in our thoughts and prayers. We read Randy's journal daily as well as his book. We felt like we have lost a good friend. What a remarkable man and fabulous son, husband, father and teacher. No one will ever forget him. Thank you for sharing him with us.To your children: your father was an inspiration to so many and we know he loves you and misses you.
July 25, 2008
Our love and prayers are for Randy and his family. He has inspired us on how to live and how to die. What a blessing for all of us Thanks you and our blessings to all.
July 25, 2008
May God bless you and your family, and may your children grow up to learn how meaningful and inspirational a footprint you've left on so many in this world.

To Jai, there is a time and place where we will all meet again, where we will never have to say goodbye. May you find comfort in knowing Randy will always be with you, even in his absence.
July 25, 2008
What a great grasp of life and love Randy showed in his lecture. I hope to send his wife and children my prayers.
July 25, 2008
I never knew Dr. pausch however I followed his unfortunate story for a while now. He clearly was a one-of-a-kind! May God comfort his family and may his sole rest in peace!
July 25, 2008
The family has all my prayers,may Randy rest in peace
July 25, 2008
Jai and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Randy was and still is an inspiration to all of us that have been touched by PC. Love and prayers to you and your children.
July 25, 2008
A friend shared this scripture with me when I lost loved ones and it brought me much comfort, and so I share it today with you.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 May it bring you comfort. God Bless you and your family in this time of loss.
July 25, 2008
Thank you Randy for giving me the inspiration to get my life on track. His lecture literally saved my life. Thanks for the lifesaver. God bless Jai and the kids. He lives on in the lives he touched.