(KCBD) - We have a heartwarming update to the story of a little girl hospitalized for heart failure in Chicago.
Sofia Sanchez was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and was in need of a heart transplant. She filmed herself doing the "Kiki Challenge" while in treatment at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Her birthday wish was for a visit from Drake. The video went viral, and the "In My Feelings" singer stopped by Sofia's hospital room.
Her second wish was to receive a new heart, and her mom surprised her this week with the good news. In the video posted to Instagram, you can hear Sofia talking about her birthday wishes. Then, her mom tells her she will be getting a new heart. Sofia is visibly surprised as she says, "I'm getting a heart, mom? Oh my gosh."
Sofia underwent transplant surgery on Monday morning and is now recovering. Doctors say she is doing well, and if that continues, she should be back to normal in no time.