At age 11, Sofia Sanchez is awaiting a heart transplant as she battles cardiomyopathy (a disease that attacks this vital organ). According to ABC News, Sanchez is currently hooked up to a device that assists the heart’s functions. But to ease this waiting process, her day was made bright after a visit from none other than Drake.
The “God’s Plan” rapper visited the precocious fan at Chicago’s Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital on Aug. 20 and left Sanchez speechless when he walked in the room. “I didn’t talk for a minute,” she said. “I was like, is this real or fake. He’s like, ‘it’s me, Drake.’ I’m like ‘oh my God!'”
Sanchez caught Drake’s attention when he viewed her #InMyFeelings challenge. Created by social media personality Shiggy, the dance routine assisted with the song’s streaming statistics and was highlighted in its music video. While Drake was in town for his Aubrey & The Three Migos tour, he stopped by to chat all things animals, Justin Bieber, and sports with the bright supporter.
The pair also “took selfies, exchanged autographs and together they sang his hit song, “God’s Plan”, Sofia’s favorite,” according to a statement from the hospital. “The Canadian rap star was generous with his time. Sofia said meeting him ‘was a miracle’ and it was her best birthday gift ever.”
Watch the heartwarming surprise above.
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