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No one walks the 

HEART JOURNEY alone

The Krueger Hat Trick Foundation is a non-profit organization whole-heartedly devoted to providing financial aid and hope for families inflicted by Congenital Heart Defects/Disease. Every year nearly 40,000 babies are born with CHD, which is nearly 110 children per day. Despite these numbers, CHDs are not widely known about and research is underfunded.

The Krueger Hat Trick Foundation is the perfect representation of Aiden’s hopeful spirit. Aiden had a huge personality and a bigger smile that lit up a room.  We believe that Aiden can continue to spread that light through others. Together we can be his light.  No one walks this journey alone.

KHT was in the News!

"A Westminster couple took a tragic life event and decided to turn it into something that would help a number of other families struggling through difficult times.

A year after losing one of their 2-year-old triplets, Aiden, to open heart surgery, Katelin and Tom Krueger created the Krueger Hat Trick Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to providing financial aid and hope for families affected by congenital heart defects/disease (CHD)." ...

“'We needed to do something positive in our horrible situation,' Katelin said. 'We could lay in bed all day and cry or we could continue Aiden’s legacy and help other people.'

In October 2020, the two parents went to work honoring their son’s memory." ...

"Kayleigh Koehler, a life specialist at UMMC, is also the mother of a child who has had to receive open heart surgery." ...
“'Their impact is rippling out further than just Baltimore and Maryland. ... They are still such a young foundation and have so far to go,' she said, calling Katelin the 'fairy godmother' of the pediatric intensive care unit."

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Image by Kelly Sikkema

Supporting the Heart Community

 

Supporting Families

One Step at a Time

At The Krueger Hat Trick Foundation, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. We have partnered with the University of Maryland Medical Center and surrounding Children's Heart Programs to provide hygiene kits and basic necessities to families recovering after heart surgeries.

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies by funding research for severe Congenital Heart Defects. We believe that every child deserves a better quality of life than what they were dealt with. Our goal is to fund research and to provide grants in order to move one step closer to improving surgical methods.

Reinforcing our Commitment

Funding Research

Hear from Nurse Practitioners of the Pediatric ICU about how we help!

Check out our partnership with 

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and how we are spreading courage and hope to children with CHDs!

 
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