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The Schmooze

The Hospitalized Girl Who Met Drake Is Getting Her Heart Transplant!

Warning: this is going to get you in your feelings.

The 11-year-old girl who received a surprise visit from Drake for her birthday during her hospitalization for heart surgery is going to receive an even greater gift: A new heart.

Sofia Sanchez, a cardiomyopathy patient in treatment at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago learned on Sunday that she will be getting a life-saving heart transplant. In this video, posted by Sanchez’s cousin, you can watch the 11-year-old cry as her mom tells her she will be getting a new heart (if that’s what you’re into.)

Or if that’s all a little too much, here’s Sofia meeting her hero, Drake. “It’s a miracle,” she said.

YouTube video

Mazal tov, Sofia! We wish you a quick recovery, a refuah shlema. In Drake’s words, “Take care.”

Jenny Singer is the deputy lifestyle editor for the Forward. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny


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