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Facebook boss Nicholas Mendelssohn makes a living with an incurable diagnosis



T.it ended on November 2016. Nicolas Mendelssohn – Facebook's top executive outside the US – was at Bar Mitzvah in North London. People around her danced, talked, enjoyed the Jewish party "coming of age."

But Mendelssohn, sitting at the table with her husband and two youngest children, was deeply distracted. "I was in the fog," she says. "On the surface, the world looked exactly as it did 48 hours ago. I don't know how I kept it together. Because the rest of that weekend, I was crying, hugging and saying, 'die I'm dying.' "

That Friday, Mendelssohn went on a scan on the advice of a GP friend after discovering a painful lump in the groin. She …


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