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Zeeland boy meets the Detroit Tigers

Detroit, MI. (WZZM)- Saturday night 6-year-old Jed Comden, of Zeeland, and his family were given an all-access pass at the Tigers' game against Baltimore.  A WZZM viewer watched a story we aired in June about Jed, who was playing tee-ball three-and-a-half years after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, and alerted the Detroit Tigers. 

Jed continues physical rehabilitation after surgery and chemotherapy saved his life.

"I've had complete strangers come up to me in the store after seeing the story earlier this summer," said Jed's father Tony. "They say, 'Hey are you Jed's dad? That was a really cool story. He's really inspiring.' I've had people tell me that they've sent the story on to relatives and people who have disabled kids as a means to encourage them."

The Comdens were supposed to get an up-close look at the Tiger players during batting practice, but afternoon rain made that impossible.  Instead, Jed was able to meet Jeremy Bonderman, Ramon Santiago, Armando Galarraga, Don Kelly, and Alex Avila in the clubhouse.  And as an added treat, the family was moved up to Magglio Ordonez's vacant box during the game.  The Comdens say they also enjoyed the postgame fireworks show at Comerica Park.

Special thanks to Cherri Wright of Muskegon for notifying the Tigers of Jed's story! 


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