Drake pays surprise visit to 11-year-old girl awaiting heart transplant

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Sofia Sanchez, who is being treated at a children's hospital in Chicago, had previously expressed her wish to meet the rapper for her birthday.

She got on Drake's radar after she posted an "In My Feelings" dance video. weeks after undergoing open heart surgery and waiting for a heart transplant.

"Right when he came in I was like, 'Oh my God, '" Sanchez says in a video that the hospital shared on Facebook of the encounter.

Sofia swapped the vehicle for her hospital wheelchair and Drake saw it during his tour which was when he made a decision to go and visit Sofia while performing in Chicago. Posting about his time with her on Instagram, Drake wrote: "Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball". "Then they took selfies, exchanged autographs and together they sang his hit song, 'God's Plan, ' Sofia's favorite".

Drake visited an 11-year-old girl who needs a new heart after a video showing her performing the Kiki challenge in hospital was posted online. "I hope you come and cheer me up!"

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Since Drake was performing on August 18 - aka Sofia's 11th birthday - at The United Center in Chicago, it seemed like the ideal time for the two of them to meet. They even touched on her GoFundMe page.

The young girl has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a condition that often leads to heart failure and need for a heart transplant to survive, according to the hospital.

Sofia Sanchez, from Downers Grove, will be 11 on August 18 and has been waiting for a new heart at Lurie Children's for the past several weeks.

It was a birthday wish come true for eleven-year-old Sofia Sanchez.

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