This Monday, Aug, 20, 2018 photo provided by the rapper Drake shows him posing with Sofia Sanchez, at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Drake surprised her after she recorded a video of herself dancing to the rapper's "In My Feelings" and invited him to her birthday party. Sanchez is getting a heart transplant. (OVO/Drake via AP)
Photo: OVO/Drake via AP
Photo: OVO/Drake via AP

Girl surprised with hospital visit from Drake getting heart transplant

Sofia Sanchez took part in the “In My Feelings” challenge and invited Drake to visit her at Sofia at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for her birthday.

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Drake missed Sofia’s birthday, but showed up days later to take selfies, talk about Justin Bieber, owls and basketball. He also gifted her merchandise.

Days later, Sofia found out her second birthday wish -- one for a new heart -- is coming true.

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Us Weekly reported that Joshua Virgen, Sofia’s cousin, posted a video of Sofia getting the good news. WLS reported that she got the news Sunday.

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“I’m getting a heart, Mom! Oh my God,” she exclaims in the clip.

Sofia has been in the hospital for several weeks awaiting a new heart. The Daily Herald reported that was diagnosed over the summer with cardiomyopathy, which makes it hard for the heart to pump blood to the body and can lead to heart failure. 

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