Drake surprises 11-year-old heart surgery patient for her birthday

Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2018

Sanchez and her cousin shared their own version of the popular "In My Feelings" challenge to the Lurie Children's Hospital YouTube channel, which you can view below.

Lurie Children's staff posted a video of Sanchez completing the dance challenge on August 15, and in the caption asked Sofia's idol Drake to visit her for her birthday.

The video quickly made the rounds online, with many urging Drake to meet with Sanchez, and the 31-year-old took notice and made the trip to the Windy City.

A birthday wish came true for 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez when Canadian rap star Drake visited her in Chicago as she was waiting for a heart transplant, the hospital said.

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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.

Sanchez turned 11 last Saturday. And as if that wasn't sweet enough, she also recorded a message from her bed the next day asking the rapper to come and meet her. "Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball", he captioned a photo smiling wide next to Sofia. She underwent open heart surgery in July after being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a condition that can lead to heart failure. She's waiting for a heart transplant, so she hopes to get a new heart soon. In another video, the young girl asks Drake to visit her over the weekend, as he was performing in Chicago. "I love your music and I was hoping that you could come and cheer me up for my birthday".

Oh, and for good measure. we're told Drake and Sofia even sang his song together.