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Drake Visited A Young Fan Waiting For A Heart Transplant At A Hospital In Chicago

"Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball."

Posted on August 21, 2018, at 10:34 a.m. ET

Rapper Drake visited a young fan in need of a heart transplant on Monday at a Chicago-based hospital after a viral video of the patient's contribution to the "In My Feelings" challenge caught the star's attention.

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Like many other people her age, 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez is a huge fan of Drake. And last Wednesday, along with her cousin, she made a video dancing to the rapper's song "In My Feelings," which also happens to the No. 1 song in the country.

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Sanchez, who had surgery a few weeks ago to help her heart pump more effectively, had an additional video posted to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital YouTube page last week, with one simple request: for Drake to visit her at the hospital and cheer her up for her birthday on Saturday.

The timing was perfect, as the performer had a concert in Chicago on the same weekend as Sanchez's birthday.

"I love your music," Sanchez said in the video.

Sanchez's wish came true and Drake posted a photo of the two on his Instagram on Monday. "Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball," he wrote in a caption.

And the reaction to Drake surprising Sanchez was caught on camera. "It's a miracle, 'cause it's one of the first wishes I've got in a long time," she said, wearing a hat with the rapper's latest album title, Scorpion, emblazoned on it.

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