This is where things changed. Around 2 years old there was a noticeable change in Aiden’s activity level. He couldn’t keep up with his brothers as much. He became easily exhausted, would start to breathe heavily when he ran around, and at times his lips would turn blue. It was time. It started with a cardiac MRI where Aiden was put to sleep and thousands of pictures were taken of his little heart. Then came the cardiac catheterization where it was determined that his severe Pulmonary Stenosis was extremely severe as well as a handful of other complications. Tom and Katelin had so much faith in Aiden’s team and it was decided that open-heart surgery was the best route for him.
On October 2, 2019, little Aiden went into his open-heart surgery with an amazing staff. After many hours in the operating room, he was moved to the Pediatric ICU where his little body had a difficult time with the trauma it had just incurred. Aiden fought up until the end, but couldn’t hang on. Aiden became the most perfect angel around 9pm that evening.
Aiden still has such a huge impact on so many and the Krueger Hat Trick foundation is his way to bring light to others. Aiden’s family - Katelin, Tom, Jacob, and Zachary - along with supporters both near and far are dedicated to keep Aiden’s legacy alive through the Krueger Hat Trick foundation. The foundation believes that we can all be a part of the good. Through the work and dedication of the foundation, no one will forget about the 2 years and 5 months legend that was Aiden Krueger!