11-year-old girl gets heart transplant after visit by Drake

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Sofia is getting a new heart.

Rapper Drake spends time with Downers Grove resident Sofia Sanchez, 11, on August 20 at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

"Having this one special day where she doesn't have to be a sick patient, it's just a little girl who's a fan of a great artist, is pretty special", Lurie Hospital Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Bradley Marino said after Drake's visit.

She caught the attention of Drake when she posted a video doing the Kiki Challenge at the hospital while hooked to her IV.

"My birthday wishes are to meet Drake, and that one did happen", she said in the clip.

When Sofia's mom broke the news to her, she screamed in disbelief: "I'm getting a heart, Mom?"

The video was posted to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital channel on YouTube, and now has over 700,000 views on the website.

Sofia was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and had been on the waiting list for eight weeks.

Berger attributes Sofia's positivity to the support of her loved ones - but taking selfies with Drake probably didn't hurt, he said.

He reportedly sang his hit God's Plan, signed autographs, and gave her a birthday gift that included a baseball hat.

Then Drake asks her what she's watching on her laptop, and the girl shyly reveals it's the popular CW drama Riverdale.

She learned on Sunday she will be getting the heart transplant she needs to survive as well, Chicago ABC station WLS reported.

Sofia covers her mouth in shock before she starts crying. Her first dream came true when Grammy Award victor Drake visited her last week.

Berger said Sanchez was in good spirits when she went into surgery this morning.

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