Sanchez had been diagnosed with cardio myopathy, an incurable disease that causes heart failure, and for weeks she was in a Chicago hospital on a waiting list to get a transplant that would replace her heart, which didn't pump properly, with a donor heart.
"Having this one special day where she doesn't have to be a sick patient, it's just a little girl who's a fan of a great artist, is pretty special", Lurie Hospital Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Bradley Marino said after Drake's visit.
Sofia, who is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, had two wishes for her 11th birthday on August 18. The video had gotten back to Drake, and social media users encouraged him to visit her.
Sofia said: "My birthday wish. did happen, well one of them did". "It's not like you get a new heart and you're cured. What's up?" Drake told her.
"Oh my god!" Sofia screams as the In My Feelings rapper walks into her room in the sweet clip. "It happened. Today you're getting a heart".
"She will have a heart that works normally and she will be able to run, play and go to school", he told CBS Chicago.
Mazal tov, Sofia! We wish you a quick recovery, a refuah shlema.
Sofia received the good news August 26.
Drake posted a sweet Instagram photo of last week's visit, writing in the caption: "Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball".
"She was very happy yet nervous, but nervousness is common", Berger said. "It's a miracle", she said.
A GoFundMe campaign for Sofia has already raised almost $50,000. The rapper swung by the hospital and met Sofia, making her dreams come true.