11-year-old who met Drake gets second birthday wish
Beautiful young girl, Sofia Sanchez had her second wish granted for her birthday.
Sofia who wished to meet Canadian rapper, Drake and to get a new heart for her birthday finally had both wishes granted.
The 11-year-old is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and needed a new heart. While she wished for both on her birthday, August 18th, Sofia was amazed after she got a surprise visit from Drake after a video she posted of her doing the “Kiki Challenge” was shared on social media.
Drake was in town for his concert at the United Center, and it just so happened that Sophia’s 11th birthday was that weekend, too.
The 11-year-old, a patient at Lurie Children’s Hospital received her final wish over the weekend.
She learned Sunday that her other birthday wish would be granted.
“I’m getting a heart! Oh my God!” Sofia squealed.
In a video posted Sunday, she learns of the news that will change her life forever.
“I’m getting a heart, mom? Oh my god,” Sofia exclaimed as she becomes emotional.
Sanchez, of Downers Grove, has been awaiting a heart transplant.
“I just had surgery three weeks ago. The surgery was to help my heart pump,” she said in her video message to Drake. “I love your music and I was hoping that you could come and cheer me up for my birthday.”
She recorded her take on the viral “In My Feelings” Challenge and invited the rap star to her 11th birthday party at Lurie Children’s Hospital.