Published: Wed, August 22, 2018
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Drake grants birthday wish to little girl awaiting heart transplant

Drake grants birthday wish to little girl awaiting heart transplant

Sofia Sanchez, who is being treated at a children's hospital in Chicago, had previously expressed her wish to meet the rapper for her birthday.

"You asked me to come, I'm here".

The video of Sofia doing the viral dance was featured on the hospital's blog, where she said: "I've been here for seven weeks and I just had open heart surgery because I have heart failure".

Drake made a special young fan's birthday wish come true when he turned up at the hospital where she is awaiting a heart transplant.

Sanchez is a heart patient who has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and has been waiting for a new heart for weeks, according to the hospital's YouTube page.

The youngster recorded her take on the viral In My Feelings Challenge which has seen people jumping out of a (slowly) moving auto and walking alongside to the lyrics "Kiki, do you love me?"

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We're told he spent an hour in her room and they talked about a lot. from his music, her love of cheerleading and their shared interests (Bieber, owls, and basketball).

Sending a message to Drake she said: "This week's my birthday and this week's your concert and I was hoping you could come cheer me up".

The rap artist, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, will continue on his tour path in New York City with a shot set for Madison Square Garden on Friday.

She even performed the "Kiki Dance Challenge" - the dance meme that uses Drake's song "In My Feelings" - from a wheelchair in the hope of catching his attention.

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.

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