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CMU Professor's Last Emotional Lecture!


Baruch MFE Director
The speech given by Jim Valvano, the basketball coach, at the ESPY awards in 1993, after he was diagnosed with terminal illness:



``To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."

Hearing him speak makes the unscripted speech all the more powerful.


Mathematics Student
Thank you. These two speeches really touched my heart.

What do not get what we wanted, but we can experience what we wanted but we do not get. The brick wall will continues to inspire those who has perseverance to achieve their dreams. Prof. Randy is incredible....
Prof Randy's speech was incredible.