11-year-old girl gets heart transplant days after Drake visited her

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The heartwarming story made headlines all over the country and ultimately worked in Sofia's favor as she was informed on Monday that she's now indeed getting that new heart.

Rapper Drake spends time with Downers Grove resident Sofia Sanchez, 11, on August 20 at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Sofia said when she found out the great news.

Drake visits 11-year-old heart transplant patient for her birthday.

"My birthday wishes are to meet Drake, and that one did happen", she said in the clip. "And my other wish is to get a heart, which is going to happen soon".

Drake was later filmed at her bedside in the Chicago hospital.

According to Lurie Children's Hospital, Sofia was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a condition that often leads to heart failure and need for a heart transplant in order to survive. "What's up?" Drake told her. "It happened. Today you're getting a heart".

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"As with all heart transplants, the next 24-48 hours will be critical, but the heart seemed happy in its new home", said pediatric cardiovascular surgeon Carl Backer, who performed the operation. "Oh my god", Sofia exclaimed as she becomes emotional. "Surgery went well", the statement said.

He reportedly sang his hit God's Plan, signed autographs, and gave her a birthday gift that included a baseball hat.

"Sofia is out of surgery!"

"You asked me to come, I'm here". The rapper, in town for a Chicago tour stop, visited Sofia last Monday where the two "bonded over Justin Bieber, basketball and Drake's two dogs".

The hospital's video of the visit has gotten almost 200,000 views on Facebook.

A GoFundMe campaign for Sofia has already raised almost $50,000.

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