Canadian Rapper Drake Makes An 11-Year-Old Girl's Dream Come True Just Before Her Heart Transplant
August 22, 2018 18:01 By Fabiosa
On Monday, August 19, 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez got the best birthday gift ever, when her favorite music artist paid her a visit. The fifth-grader and Downers Grove resident was at the Lurie Children’s Hospital where she is waiting for a heart transplant.
Last week, Sofia shared her own version of the “Kiki Challenge” while still attached to her IV in the hospital hallway. The staff of the hospital shared the video on YouTube with a note asking if Drake could visit Sofia as a birthday gift and he did just that.
Drake was in town to perform a leg of his “Aubrey and the Three Migos” tour at United Center. The “God’s Plan” singer popped into the hospital and spent at least a whole hour with Sofia, talking about her favorite music and other things she loved.
Sofia’s mother, Natalie Sanchez, said her daughter was particularly fond of “God’s Plan” and loved the video as Drake went about town giving gifts and cash to random people in Miami.
Later on, Drake shared clips and pictures from the hospital visit on his Instagram and he has been getting a lot of positive feedback. Sofia even got some freebies from the rapper alongside several autographs. If there was ever a perfect birthday gift, she got it.
Drake created a lot of buzz with the video for “God’s Plan” when he revealed that the entire budget for the video was given out. Apparently, the cash gifts and presents came from the roughly $1million set aside for the production of the video.
The budget for this video was $996,631.90,” it tells us. “We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label…
Drake also handed out a massive scholarship check of $50,000 to UM student Destiny James just moments before a performance.
Still, on the charity train, he doled out yet another check of $50,000 to the women and children of Lotus House Women’s Shelter.
Speaking about his new album and music, Drake suggested that he was set to explore his soft side. He is like the Santa Claus that keeps on giving this year and for the most part, he is focusing his attention on women and children. Thumbs up to Drake for sharing the love.