Sofia Sanchez had been waiting for a heart transplant for a while and all she wanted to do was meet her idol, Drake, who found some way to surprise her right before she found out she was getting a new heart!
“I can walk. I can talk, I can eat — I can make slime,” she said from Chicago Ronald McDonald House, where she and her mother have been staying since being discharged from the hospital last week.
Sofia became a social media star after a video of her dancing to Drake's "In My Feelings" in the halls of the hospital led to a surprise visit from the singer.
Looking back on the moment, Sofia admitted she never expected to the moment to materialize.
“I had a tough morning, and then, when he came and surprised me, he made my whole entire day better,” she said.
But she has managed to keep in touch with Drake, who gave her an iPhone to text him on his private number.
“He said when I get out of the hospital and can be around more people, he said he's going to bring me up on stage and sing 'God's Plan' with me,” she said, referring to her favorite song.
Sofia hopes she’ll be able to be return home in time for Halloween. She's eager to return to cheerleading, softball and gymnastics and just wants to “see everybody, go back to school, just say, ‘Hey, everybody, I'm back!’” she said.
Sofia and her mother expressed gratitude for all the kindness thousands of strangers showered on the family. They both hope to meet Sofia's donor’s family one day.
Just an incredible story and glad to see Sofia is feeling much better now!