When wishes come true: A visit from Drake and a new heart


No one wants to spend their birthday in the hospital, but 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez made the most of it by making two birthday wishes.

The first – a visit by Drake – after she posted a video of herself doing the Kiki Challenge.

After that wish came true, she made another — for the thing that would save her life: a heart.

This morning both her birthday wishes have come true.

The heart arrived at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital around noon Monday. Six hours later, the transplant was complete.

Doctors said next 24-48 hours are critical, but the surgery was successful and the heart seems happy in its new home.

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