'Kiki Challenge': 11-year-old girl with heart condition gets surprise visit from Drake on her birthday
Sofia Sanchez was looking forward to her 11th birthday party at Lurie Children's Hospital when she got the surprise of her life as she saw rapper Drake walking towards her
Trust Drake to be extra caring about his fans all over the world. The rapper recently paid a surprise visit to one of his young fans, a heart transplant patient, on her birthday in order to spread some birthday cheer and goodwill around, reported LADBible.
Sofia Sanchez was looking forward to her 11th birthday party at Lurie Children's Hospital when she got the surprise of her life as she saw the rapper turn up to surprise her. The young girl had previously recorded her take on the viral In My Feelings Challenge, where people can be seen jumping out of their moving cars and walking alongside to the lyrics "Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding?"
However, in Sofia's case, she swapped the car with her wheelchair in a video which managed to catch the attention of the rapper as he watched it during his tour. That was also precisely the moment that the 'Hotline Bling' singer decided to visit Sofia while performing in Chicago.
Drake posted a video to Instagram of the visit, in the process also revealing that he chatted about all things "Beiber and Owls and Basketball". However, the reaction of his young fan when she saw him walking towards her was what took the cake.
On seeing the rapper walking towards her, Sofia screamed, "Oh my God!" as he entered the room and Drake casually responded: "You asked me to come, I'm here". The rapper then asked, "You wanna give me a hug or what?" And, in a response that would mirror our very own, Sofia jumped off her hospital bed.
"I'm so happy I got to see you," he told his young fan, to which Sofia squealed: "I'm so happy you came." After an entire round of picture clicking and Instagram videos, Drake even gave Sofia some of his merchandise and also sang his hit song 'God's Plan'.
As per the Daily Mail, he gave Sofia his autograph but also made sure that he had her scribble first. The hospital staff revealed that the Canadian rapper was generous with his time and Sofia said meeting him was "a miracle".
As per the publication, Sofia was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a heart muscle condition that can make it hard for the heart to deliver blood to the body and potentially lead to heart failure. She underwent open heart surgery three weeks ago in order to connect a mechanical pump to help support her heart and blood flow.
Sofia's cardiologist, Dr. Bradley Marino, said: "Having this one special day where she doesn't have to be a sick patient and doesn't have to be a girl waiting for a heart, it's just a little girl who's a fan of a great artist, it's pretty special."