Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Pixar is a class act.

Friday, June 19th, 2009

This story from the OC Register had me about to burst into tears.

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying alive for one thing – a movie.

From the minute Colby saw the previews to the Disney-Pixar movie Up, she was desperate to see it. Colby had been diagnosed with vascular cancer about three years ago, said her mother, Lisa Curtin, and at the beginning of this month it became apparent that she would die soon and was too ill to be moved to a theater to see the film.

OC Register

The last lecture.

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

One of the best lectures I’ve ever seen. This is part of a series of lectures called the “Last Lecture.” Where the professor gives the lecture as if this would be their last lecture on earth. What is extremely poignant is that Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch is dying from Cancer and has a few months left to live. The video is long, but worth it.

Seize the day.