Drake Takes Break from Tour to Visit Young Heart Patient in Chicago

Drake has granted the wish of a little girl who longed to meet him as she stayed in hospital waiting for a new heart

The Canadian rapper visited 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at the Lurie Children's Hospital during his tour's stop in Chicago. Her birthday wish - to meet Drizzy. "I hope you come and cheer me up!"

The children's hospital wrote online that Sanchez was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a condition which makes it hard for the heart to pump blood and can lead to heart failure, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Earlier this summer, Sanchez was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a condition that often leads to heart failure and need for heart transplantation in order to survive. Her video quickly went viral and on Saturday, which was her birthday, Drake took the time out of his busy schedule to pay her a visit. Then Drake also gave Sofia some of his merchandise and even sang hit song God's Plan.

It's unclear if KiKi loves Drake - but one thing's for sure. he definitely loved one little girl's "KiKi Challenge", 'cause he made a point to visit her in Chicago. She's waiting for a heart transplant, so she hopes to get a new heart soon.

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The rapper was scheduled to perform on her birthday at the United Center in Chicago.

Three weeks ago, Sanchez underwent open heart surgery in order to receive a VAD (ventricular assist device) that will help her heart pump blood. In the last several years, Lurie Children's has recruited some of the top pediatric heart transplant specialists in the country.

During Sanchez's visit with Drake, the pair bonded over Justin Bieber, basketball, Drake's two dogs and they exchanged autographs, the hospital said.

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