Eleven-year-old Sofia Sanchez is a heart patient in Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Just last week, Sofia uploaded a video online with the help of hospital officials, pleading Drake to visit her. And he granted her wish!
In the video, Sofia can be seen dancing to the rapper’s song ‘In My Feelings’. The song has been a viral trend for a while now, with people singing the lyrics “Kiki, do you love me?” to the camera. Sofia is winning over the internet with her adorable dancing skills.
Drake surprised Sofia in the hospital, posting pictures of both of them on Instagram.
One was captioned: “Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball”.
In another post, he simply uploaded a picture of Sofia wearing a baseball cap with ‘Scorpion’ written on it – the name of Drake’s album.
Sofia is in the hospital because she needs a heart transplant after being born with cardiomyopathy – a condition which makes it hard for the heart to pump blood. According to medical sources, at least one in every 100,000 children in the United States receive a diagnosis of primary cardiomyopathy. Undeniably, it’s tragic that a child so young has to go through something so frightening. But what Drake did for her reflects hope and kindness.
Meeting Drake put a huge smile on Sofia’s face. And we couldn’t be happier for her!
Not to mention, Drake doesn’t hold back when it comes to random acts of kindness. He has done such deeds previously too. When shooting for his music video on Miami earlier this year, the singer paid for the shopping of an entire supermarket! He has also paid for scholarships and donated money to schools. It’s heartwarming to see super stars like Drake taking time out of their busy schedules for things like these. It may only be a matter of a few hours for them. But they can easily make it someone’s best memory!
Surely, Sofia will always remember her Drake experience. We wish her good health and happiness for the future!