11-year-old Drake fan gets heart transplant

A Facebook video shows Sofia being told of the transplant on Sunday and then exclaiming "I'm getting a heart, Mom?"

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.

A day before that surgery, she'd filmed a video, wishing for a new heart and for her favorite artist, superstar Drake, to visit her for her August 18 birthday.

Sofia, who is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, had two wishes for her 11th birthday on August 18.

Drake made a surprise visit to Sofia's hospital room after she posted a video of her dancing in a hospital hallway with her cousin to Drake's "In My Feelings", showing off her dance moves while hooked up to an IV pump. "Please say your prayers for Sofia and her doctors that everything goes smoothly".

"I'm getting a heart mom, oh my god!"

The hospital staff also uploaded a video of Sanchez asking for Drake to come and visit her in hospital. The device is often used as a bridge to heart transplantation - Sofia has been waiting for a new heart for eight weeks.

Her mother, voice breaking tells her: "Well guess what?"

The news she would receive a transplant was revealed on her Instagram page.

"Sofia is getting a heart", the August 26 update stated.

Sofia's heart transplant surgery began Monday morning, said Julianne Bardele, a Lurie spokeswoman.

Hate him or love him, you can't deny the fact that Drake is a pretty damn good guy.

Mazal tov, Sofia! We wish you a quick recovery, a refuah shlema.

The first came true last week-and according to the family's GoFundMe page, the second came true today.

"She was very happy yet nervous, but nervousness is common", Berger said.


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