Monday 10 December 2018

Drake fan: New heart feels different, but in a good way

The Canadian rapper surprised Sofia with a visit while she was in hospital.

Heart transplant recipient Sofia Sanchez (Teresa Crawford/AP)
Heart transplant recipient Sofia Sanchez (Teresa Crawford/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

The Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake has said she is feeling great.

Sofia Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday, three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new heart during a nine-hour operation at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

The 11-year-old said her new heart “feels different, but in a good way”.

Last month, the Canadian rapper surprised Sofia with a visit after seeing a video of her dancing in a hospital hallway to one of his songs while tethered to her IV pump.

That was a week before her surgery.

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Sofia said Drake’s advice to stay strong and keep fighting has helped her through some tough times.

A heart surgeon called Sofia a star patient and said her recovery is going quite well.

Press Association

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