Collin Ripple was diagnosed with congenital heart disease when he was just a few days old. Collin's parents, Susie and Kenny Ripple, sought the expertise of the Children's Heart Program at UMMC. Susie and Kenny discussed Collin's condition thoroughly with Dr. Rosenthal, a pediatric cardiologist, and Dr. Kaushal, a pediatric cardiac surgeon, who put their minds at ease about Collin's condition. It was decided that Collin should undergo surgery to repair the damaged parts of this heart. The surgery went well, and Susie could not have been happier with the Children's Heart doctors and staff, saying that they treated Collin "like family."