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.
Learn more about Ayden HERE.