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Camanche 13-year-old selected for Kid Captain at the Hawkeye-Purdue game

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Ayden Gendreau

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) - 13-year-old Ayden Gendreau will be Kid captain for the Iowa Homecoming Hawkeye-Purdue game on October 16th.

The day after Ayden was born, local doctors found a heart defect after he was airlifed to the University of Iowa Family Children's Hospital. Ayden was diagnosed with VACTERL syndrome which affects multiple parts of the body, each letter representing a different abnormality.

Ayden has undergone a number of surgeries, including his heart and spinal surgery. Now, Ayden enjoys baseball, video games and playing the saxophone. 

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Learn more about Ayden HERE.