11-Year-Old Drake Fan Awaiting Heart Transplant Wins The Rapper's Heart
11-year-old Sofia caught Drake's eye doing the Kiki Challenge
Sofia Sanchez is like most 11-year-olds - she loves music, sports, her friends…but there’s one thing that sets her apart from the crowd: Sofia is awaiting a heart transplant. Sanchez has a condition called cardiomyopathy, which often leads to heart failure. She received an open heart surgery 3 weeks ago and has been recovering since then.
While Sanchez was recovering, she decided to post a video of herself doing the “Kiki Challenge.” The video was of her dancing in the hospital hallway with an IV attached to her arm. Her video quickly went viral, garnering her over 500,000 views in 6 days.
Sanchez’s 11th birthday was Monday and she received a surprise like no other. Drake had seen her Kiki Challenge video and immediately made plans to surprise her at the hospital.
When Drake arrived at her hospital room and pulled back the curtain, Sanchez was speechless. Later on, in a video produced by the hospital, she said, “Right when he came in I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ And I never pictured him that tall…I didn’t talk for a minute. I was like, ‘Is this real or fake?’”
Drake posted a picture on his Instagram later that day saying, “Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball.”
Sanchez is still awaiting a new heart, but in the meantime, it looks like she’s definitely won Drake’s heart.
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