The 11-year-old Downers Grove resident had her first wish granted August 20, when the rapper paid her a visit in her hospital room as she awaited a heart transplant. She is now a patient at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital.
Sofia Sanchez posted a video asking the Canadian star to help her celebrate her birthday earlier this month. 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.
Sofia is chatting about how one of her birthday wishes was granted, when her mother breaks the news. In an emotional video posted to Sofia's Instagram on Sunday, she can be seen reacting to the news for the first time. On Sunday, her mom Natalie told her she would be getting a transplant. "Please say your prayers for Sofia and her doctors that everything goes smoothly".
Drake visits 11-year-old heart transplant patient for her birthday.
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Then Drake asks her what she's watching on her laptop, and the girl shyly reveals it's the popular CW drama Riverdale. "It's on Netflix", she begins to explain, her bubbly personality now shining through. He even called her his "little best friend" and gave Sofia his private phone number, so they could FaceTime. The video went viral and that once-in-a-lifetime wish was granted last week when the rapper paid a visit to the girl in her hospital room.
"She came in with heart failure, she was so ill", he said. The young girl sat stunned, then hugged the rapper, who said he had postponed his concert just for her.
The first came true last week-and according to the family's GoFundMe page, the second came true today.