Sofia Sanchez, an 11-year-old girl awaiting a heart transplant at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital, got a visit from her idol, Drake, after posting a video of her doing the #KiKiChallenge.
Sofia Sanchez from Downers Grove has been waiting for a new heart for several weeks, according to a Youtube post from Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Sofia posted the video dancing with her cousin to Drake’s “In My Feelings,” showing off her dance moves in a hospital hallway tethered to her IV pump.
The video has garnered over 140,000 views, and on Monday Drake visited Sanchez on what happened to be her 11th birthday.
The rapper documented the visit on Instagram with a pair of photos, writing in the caption for one, “Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball.”
According to Lurie Children’s Hospital, Sanchez was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, which often leads to heart failure.
She underwent open heart surgery three weeks ago and will need a heart transplant in order to survive.
Good on Drake and everyone that had a hand in making this happen.
We’re wishing Sofia all the best!