11-Year-Old Girl Surprised by Drake at Hospital Gets a New Heart
Sofia Sanchez got all her special birthday wishes this year.
One week after the 11-year-old had viewers smiling when Drake surprised her at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, she found out that she's getting a new heart.
In a touching video posted to Instagram on Sunday (Aug. 26), Sofia's mom tells her the exciting news. She was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy this summer, a condition that often results in heart failure.
“My birthday wishes are — and it did happen, well one of them did,” Sofia said in the clip. “To meet Drake and that one did happen, and it was great. And my other wish is to get a heart — which is gonna happen soon.”
“Well guess what, it happened today," her mom replies. "You’re getting a new heart.”
Watch Sofia squeal with excitement below.