Adorable 11-year-old transplant patient is left speechless as Drake surprises her in hospital, after she revealed she had just two wishes: to receive a new heart and to meet the God’s Plan rapper
・Drake visited Sofia Sanchez at Lurie’s Children Hospital of Chicago on Monday
・He posted a sweet picture of the visit, saying they talked ‘Bieber and Basketball’
・Sang God’s Plan for Sofia and gave her his autograph – after asking for her’s first
・Sofia was so excited when he first walked in that she couldn’t speak for a minute
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a medical operation in which a new organ is put into someone’s body: “というふうに記載されていますね。
a liver/kidney transplant
He had a heart transplant (= doctors gave him a different, healthier heart instead of his old one).
a transplant patient
It may be unclear if Kiki will ever love Drake, but Sofia Sanchez sure does.
Kikiは、Drake(ドレイク)によるダブルアルバム『Scorpion』の中にある「In My Feelings」という曲で登場する女性の名前です。
The 11-year-old, who is awaiting a heart transplant, had her dreams come true when the rapper visited her at Lurie’s Children Hospital of Chicago on Monday.
Drake posted a sweet Instagram photo of the pair’s visit, writing in the caption: ‘Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball’.
Sofia’s adorable reaction to Drake’s surprise was also caught on camera.
To await (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to wait for or be waiting for something: “というふうに記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
They were awaiting the birth of their first child.
‘Oh my god!’ Sofia screams as the In My Feelings rapper walks into her room in the sweet clip.
‘You asked me to come, I’m here,’ Drake told her, feigning nonchalance. ‘What’s up?’
Sofia’s jaw drops as she looks at her idol, unable to speak for the first minute.
Then Drake asks her what she’s watching on her laptop, and the girl shyly reveals it’s the popular CW drama Riverdale.
‘Have you seen it? It’s on Netflix,’ she begins to explain, her bubbly personality now shining through.
To feign (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to pretend to have a particular feeling “というふうに記載されていますね。
She responded to his remarks with feigned amusement.
You know how everyone feigns surprise when you tell them how old you are.
He feigned sickness so he wouldn’t have to go to school.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” relaxed and not worried about anything “というふうに記載されていますね。
He leaned back in his chair with apparent nonchalance.
I may feign nonchalance on the phone to my mum, but actually I am terrified.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” (especially of a woman or girl) attractively full of energy and enthusiasm: “というふうに記載されていますね。
She’s a very bubbly character.
She’s a lovely, bright, and bubbly girl.
shine through (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” if a good feeling or quality shines through, it is very noticeable “というふうに記載されていますね。
Perlman’s musical talents shone through at an early age.
Take off your make-up and let your natural beauty shine through.
She is a quiet woman but her passion shines through in her music.
‘I’ve seen it once or twice,’ Drake says with a laugh, before asking: ‘You wanna give me a hug or what?’
‘Yes please!’ Sofia happily replies, jumping off her hospital bed to give him a huge embrace.
‘I’m so happy I got to see you,’ Drake tells his young fan, to which Sofia excitedly squeaks: ‘I’m so happy you came!’
The pair then happily took selfies and Instagram videos while Drake gifted Sofia with some of his merchandise and even sang her his hit song God’s Plan.
He also gifted Sofia with his autograph, but not before asking for her own signature first.
To squeak – (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to speak in a high voice, especially because you are upset or excited “というふうに記載されていますね。
Her expensive shoes squeaked when she walked.
The mice in the cupboard squeaked.
The door squeaked as it swung back and forth on its rusty hinges.
The door squeaked open.
Sofia was recently diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a heart muscle condition that can make it hard for the heart to deliver blood to the body and potentially lead to heart failure.
A heart transplant is often needed to survive, and Sofia is currently on the waiting list.
Sofia underwent open heart surgery three weeks ago in order to connect a mechanical pump to help support her heart and blood flow.
The surgery often serves as a bridge to heart transplantation and is only performed four times a year at the Lurie’s Children Hospital.
Sofia, who celebrated her birthday on Saturday, only had two wishes: to receive a new heart and to meet Drake.
The Toronto native, who played at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, visited Sofia after she posted a video doing the Kiki Challenge at the hospital while hooked to her IV.
Sofia said it was a ‘miracle’ that she got to meet Drake.
‘He’s one of the first wishes I got in a long time,’ she said in a sweet video posted by the hospital.
‘I didn’t talk for a minute, I was like “What, is this real?” and he’s like “It’s me, Drake”‘, she recalled.
To recall (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to remember something “というふうに記載されていますね。
Twenty years later he could still clearly recall the event.
“As I recall,” he said with some irritation, “you still owe me €150.”
He recalled (that) he had sent the letter over a month ago.
Can you recall what happened last night?
‘This is the best birthday present I’ve ever had,’ she added. ‘Thank you so much Drake for coming to see me, it means a lot for you to come and cheer me up.’
Dr Bradley Marino, Sofia’s cardiologist, said the day was ‘pretty special’.
‘She came in with heart failure, she was so ill,’ he said.
‘Having this one special day where she doesn’t have to be a sick patient and doesn’t have to be a girl waiting for a heart, it’s just a little girl who’s a fan of a great artist, it’s pretty special.’
Close friends and family have also rallied around Sofia, who was due to start the fifth grade this fall, and a GoFundMe page has been set up in order to help alleviate some of the stress and pressure on her and her nearest and dearest.
Thus far, the crowd-sourcing page has raised more than $43,900 in just six weeks, with dozens of people offering support, as well as kind-hearted messages of love for Sofia and her family.
rally round (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to work with other people in order to help someone in a difficult situation “というふうに記載されていますね。
Friends and neighbours rallied round to help.
When I’m ill, my friends always rally round.
thus far (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” until now or until the present stage in a process “というふうに記載されていますね。
Congress has thus far been unwilling to support an increase in federal taxes.
We haven’t had any problems thus far.
To alleviate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to make something less painful, severe, or serious “というふうに記載されていますね。
The drugs did nothing to alleviate her pain/suffering.
The doctor has prescribed some drugs to alleviate the pain.
The UN’s most important objective is to alleviate world poverty.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）