Blaine sisters shared the need for a new heart
Sisters usually swap toys, clothes and secrets.
But Madison and Sidney Rippy have also shared something quite rare – the need for a new heart.
Both Madi, 6, and Sidney, 3, have been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy – a disease that affects the size of the heart and how it pumps. They have also both received heart transplants at the Mayo Hospital.
For parents Linsey and Noel Rippy of Blaine, the last four years have been anything but what you might expect raising a couple of little girls. See more in Editor Mandy Moran Froemming’s ABC Newspapers story.
PHOTO: Linsey and Noel Rippy of Blaine with their daughters Sidney (left) and Madi, both of whom received heart transplants at the Mayo Clinic. (Photo, courtesy of A Captured Moment Photography)