Drake Takes Break from Tour to Visit Young Heart Patient in Chicago

Oscar Cross
August 22, 2018

A suburban Chicago girl awaiting a heart transplant has danced her way into a meeting with Drake.

The youngster, who is awaiting a heart transplant at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, got a surprise visit from singer Drake on Monday afternoon. She's a huge fan of Drake and posted a video of herself doing the "Kiki Challenge", hoping the rapper would see.

Sanchez and Drake must have had some kind of connection because the Toronto native posted a photo with her including the caption, "Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball", including three blue hearts.

The Canadian rapper was in town for concerts over the weekend at the United Center, including Saturday, the same day Sofia celebrated her 11th birthday. I did the Kiki challenge. "I hope you can come and cheer me up". In a video on Instagram, the rapper shared that he cancelled his show just to visit her.


The resulting heartfelt moment was captured by the staff at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, who shared the footage on Instagram.

"When you come here, I can show you". Three weeks ago, she underwent open heart surgery in order to connect a VAD (ventricular assist device), which is a mechanical pump that helps support the heart and blood flow in people with heart failure.

In another photo, Sofia poses with a Scorpion hat, that's clearly her new favourite accessory.

Earlier this year Drake surprised students in Miami while he was filming the video for single "God's Plan", donating $25,000 (£19,480) to the Miami Senior High School where he shot some of the video.

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