Watch 11-year-old girl who met Drake find out she’s getting a new heart

Posted at 8:42 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 08:42:42-04

CHICAGO -- Sofia Sanchez had two birthday wishes: to get a new heart and to meet Drake.

The 11-year-old is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and is in need of a heart transplant. She is currently a patient at Chicago's Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Last week, Sofia got asurprise visit from Drake after a video she posted of her doing the “Kiki Challenge” was shared on social media. Drake was in town for his concert at the United Center, and it just so happened that Sofia’s 11th birthday was that weekend, too.

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Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball💙💙💙

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But over the weekend, Sofia received her final wish: a new heart.

In a video posted Sunday, she learns of the news that will change her life forever.

"I'm getting a heart, mom? Oh my god!" Sofia exclaims as she becomes emotional.