14-year-old Mo Gaba has died after a courageous fight with cancer.
Gaba's recognition in Baltimore started when he secretly called into a sports-talk radio station in Charm City, which would then evolve into being a frequent caller.
The Baltimore sports super fan won over our hearts and those of the players from the Orioles and Ravens. Former O's outfielder Adam Jones said "You legacy will live on as a positive young man who never made an excuse and wanted your team to play hard. You’re such an inspiration," in a tweet and first baseman Trey Mancini also shared via Twitter "Your kindness, bravery, and positivity has left a lasting impact on all of us who were lucky enough to have met you."
NFL Hall-of-Famer & Ravens' legend Ray Lewis shared that it was "[a]n absolute honor to be able to pray with Mo just a few short weeks ago. What an inspirational young man and a life well lived!" and kicker Justin Tucker said "Thank you for blessing us with your spirit!"
Gov. Larry Hogan also chimed in in his own tweet said "a bright light who brought joy to all who knew him and hope to everyone who heard his story."
Gaba made NFL history in 2019 when he was the first person to ever announce a draft pick that was written in Braille. He revealed that the Ravens selected offensive guard Ben Powers in the third round and even got to meet him at the Ravens' training facility!