Tigers PA announcer Allen diagnosed with cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids man who this spring achieved his dream of announcing for the Detroit Tigers has been diagnosed with cancer.

Jay Allen has stage 4 bile duct cancer that has spread to his liver and lungs, he learned Tuesday morning.

Though the news of his condition was like a gut punch, he still hopped his car and made the drive to Detroit to work the Tuesday night game.

He’s a man of deep faith and said he’s not taking the diagnosis as a death sentence.

“I feel like I’m going in the lion’s den, going in the fire, and I need Jesus by my side and I need a miracle,” he told News 8 in a video call Tuesday afternoon. “I’m a firm believer in that I serve a miracle-working God and I don’t think he’s going to show me any different.”

Allen’s wife started a Facebook page called Jay’s Crazy Cancer Journey where you can follow along with his fight.

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