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

Girl Who Met Drake Will Get Needed Heart Transplant

Late Sunday night, Sofia learned that her second wish would be granted: A new heart was ready for her.

The 11-year-old Drake superfan, who met her idol last week after the Grammy victor watched her "Kiki Dance Challenge" video, is set to receive a new heart.

Drake surprised Sofia in her hospital room on August 18, but meeting her favorite celebrity wasn't even the best news of Sofia's month.

Sofia, who is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, had two wishes for her 11th birthday on August 18.

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His visit came a few days after a video of Sofia performing the popular dance moves to Drake's hit song "In My Feelings" accompanied a request that the performer visit her.

Sofia said: "My birthday wish. did happen, well one of them did". Bardele said this is common for Lurie patients, as the house is close to the hospital for follow-up appointments, and it's easier for doctors to monitor their patients' post-operation progress. The device is often used as a bridge to heart transplantation - Sofia has been waiting for a new heart for eight weeks.

Berger attributes Sofia's positivity to the support of her loved ones - but taking selfies with Drake probably didn't hurt, he said.

Sofia received the good news August 26.

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"Sofia is getting a heart", the August 26 update stated. "Oh my god", Sofia exclaimed as she becomes emotional. 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 young girl sat stunned, then hugged the rapper, who said he had postponed his concert just for her.

"Yes please!" Sofia happily replies, jumping off her hospital bed to give him a huge embrace.

The news also was announced on Sofia's GoFundMe page.

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