A seriously ill Drake fan who hit headlines after the rapper visited her in hospital has been given a new heart. Sofia Sanchez, 11, posted a video asking the Canadian star to help her celebrate her birthday earlier this month.
Drake was later filmed at her bedside at a hospital in Chicago.
It was later revealed on Sofia’s Instagram page that she would receive a heart transplant.
An update posted to the girl’s GoFundMe page on Monday confirmed the surgery had been a success.
The statement said “Sofia is out of surgery! Surgery went well.
“She received a really good, strong heart. They will keep her asleep for the remainder of the night. Thank you for your prayers.”
Drake sneaked into the ward to cries of “Oh my god!” from the delighted young girl which was recorded and went viral.
During their meeting, he said: “You asked me to come, I’m here. What’s up?”
The pair took selfies as they celebrated in the hospital ward.
The news she would receive a transplant was revealed on her Instagram page.
After her mother told her the news, Sofia hugged her and said: “I’m getting a heart mum! Oh my God!”