Noah "40" Shebib – Noah "40" Shebib, a music producer, was diagnosed with MS in his early 20s. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.
Noah "40" Shebib – "It started with sensory issues," says 40, who works closely with Drake. "I woke up one day and all the temperature in my body was distorted. My sense of hot and cold and what that meant to my brain was very confusing."
Noah "40" Shebib – "... your nerves are telling you something that's not true," says 40. "Any time your brain is telling you something that's not true, there's a little bit of trauma for your body in general to understand what's going on, so you're a little bit in shock."
Noah "40" Shebib – During the 90s, 40 won roles in several films including the part of Parkie Denton in 1999's "The Virgin Suicides."
Noah "40" Shebib – He produced several songs on Drake's "So Far Gone" mixtape, including, "Successful."
Noah "40" Shebib – "I'm constantly forgetting even myself what the repercussions of my disease are," says 40. "So not only is it difficult for someone else to understand, it's also difficult for me to understand."
Noah "40" Shebib – In addition to Drake, 40 has also produced music with Alicia Keys and Lil' Wayne.
Noah "40" Shebib – "I said, 'I've got this disease I'm going to live with it. I'm going to win with it and my story is going to be that much better when I get there.' I made that decision very early on in my diagnosis."