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Texas Professor Gives Final Lecture From Hospital Bed

William Kielhorn giving his hospital bed lecture

It’s unusual to lecture a class from a hospital bed, but one Texas professor has good reason.

“I very strongly felt that I’d like to complete this 45 years without a miss,” said William Kielhorn, an engineering professor at LeTourneau University suffering from stage four colon cancer.

In that 45 years he has never missed a beat, and Kielhorn was determined not to miss the final class.

“The first thing he asked the doctor was would he be out by 3:00 for class,” said  Amanda Streed, Kielhorn’s granddaughter. “He was laying in ICU, you know, they’re hooking him up to everything.”

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