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Dream New Dreams by Jai Pausch
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bookshelves: non-fiction, medicine, autobiography-memoir, summer-2012, pennsylvania
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This is a memoir of Jai Pausch, the wife of Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg. Shortly after they had their third child, Randy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Randy told his story about his fight against cancer, and his blueprint for living your childhood dreams in his book The Last Lecture. Now, Jai tells what it is like to be a caregiver to someone with a terminal illness while being a mother to three young children with help from friends, family, and a nanny. She was both physically and emotionally drained, especially since many of Randy's treatments involved travel to distant medical centers.

Jai also tells about her grief and healing after Randy's death. She has been very active in several organizations devoted to fighting cancer, and advocating for caregivers. She has recently found love with another man as her life moves foreward, and she dreams new dreams.
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