Drake Surprises 11-Year-Old Girl Awaiting Heart Transplant in Chicago Hospital

by Wade Massey August 22, 2018, 17:09
Drake Surprises 11-Year-Old Girl Awaiting Heart Transplant in Chicago Hospital

He captioned the photo, "Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball".

"Thank you Drake for coming to see me, it means a lot for you to come and cheer me up", Sanchez said in the statement. She had open heart surgery to connect a VAD, or ventricular assist device, and is now waiting for a new heart.

Drake visited Sanchez after seeing the Downers Grove girl's video version of his song, "In My Feelings", which inspired a viral dance craze.

Lurie Children's Hospital captured the surprise in the featured video above, and Drake also shared photos to his Instagram of their meeting, with Sanchez rocking a Scorpion hat.

His video for God's Plan also showed the rapper surprising people in Miami with money - after he made a decision to give away the entire $1m (£780,000) budget for the video.

Sofia has been in the Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago for several weeks as she was born with cardiomyopathy and needs a heart transplant.

Drake, in a surprise visit, granted one of two of Sanchez's birthday wishes (the other being to receive a new heart).

One young Drake fan's birthday wish came true this weekend after a video she posted gained popularity.

Sofia Sanchez is awaiting a heart transplant and gathered up the strength to recently do the "Shiggy Challenge", based off Drake's single, "In My Feelings".

Three weeks ago, Sanchez underwent open heart surgery in order to receive a VAD (ventricular assist device) that will help her heart pump blood.

'Most often, it serves as a bridge to heart transplantation. Each year Lurie Children's performs only four VADs.


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