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Girl Who Met Drake Will Get Needed Heart Transplant

Girl Who Met Drake Will Get Needed Heart Transplant

An Illinois hospital patient with two birthday wishes, meeting Drake and receiving a heart transplant, will now have both her wishes granted.

Drake visited Sofia Sanchez at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago after seeing a video of her dancing in a hospital hallway to his song, "In My Feelings".

One of the cardiologists on Sofia's team, Dr. Stuart Berger, said she was in good spirits heading into the procedure. "And my other wish is to get a heart, which is going to happen soon".

Her mother, voice breaking tells her: "Well guess what?" Whether it's giving away a million dollars like he did with "God's Plan" video or making the dreams come true for young kids, the 6 God understand that his real gift is bigger than music and its giving back to the community and those less fortunate.

She has been kept in hospital while awaiting her transplant, and has already undergone open heart surgery tin order to connect a mechanical pump to help support her heart and blood flow. The rapper, in town for a Chicago tour stop, visited Sofia last Monday where the two "bonded over Justin Bieber, basketball and Drake's two dogs".

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Then Drake asks her what she's watching on her laptop, and the girl shyly reveals it's the popular CW drama Riverdale.

Sofia said it was a "miracle" that she got to meet Drake.

The surgery, which on average takes 8 to 12 hours, is taking place today.

"Yes please!" Sofia happily replies, jumping off her hospital bed to give him a huge embrace.

A GoFundMe campaign for Sofia has already raised almost $50,000. Her family's hope is to have her home by Thanksgiving, according to the update.