Imagine being 23 years old and finding out the lump in your neck was cancer. Then imagine you found out while at school, with a class full of 5-6 year olds in front of you. Even worse, the doctor who callously called you at work with the news tells you its already spread to other places.
Today was not a good day for any of us at work. To find out such a vivacious, friendly person is in this situation is very depressing. It makes you look at the world a little differently.