Baltimore Area SuperFan Mo Gaba Has Passed Away
Mossila “Mo” Gaba has passed away this evening at the age of 14, according to a Facebook status uploaded by his mother, Sonsy Gaba.
This heartbreaking news comes just hours after the Baltimore Orioles announced Mo would be inducted into their Hall of Fame, as the second only recipient of the Wild Bill Hagy award.
Mo has battled health issues and cancer seemingly his entire life, but he never let that impact his spirit and love for all things Baltimore sports. He went from a child calling in to radio shows to talk about the Ravens and the Orioles, to having people like Trey Mancini say he was their inspiration.
Mo and Mancini became fast friends after meeting at a FanFest. When Mancini announced he had been diagnosed with cancer, he said Mo was one of the first people to call him and see if he was alright. Mancini mentioned this conversation in his article in The Players Tribune, “The 13-year-old kid with cancer calling me to make sure I’m O.K.? It blew me away.” That is just who Mo was.
Many may remember Mo was the first person to announce a NFL draft pick in Braille, when he announced the Baltimore Ravens had selected Ben Powers, a guard from the University of Oklahoma.
It is safe to say if you are fans of the Ravens and Orioles, you are fans of Mo. Some twitter users took some time to share their condolences with Mo and his entire family.
Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh shared his thoughts on the passing of Mo. “The world has lost a beautiful spirit and shining light. With his infectious laugh, amazing love of life and love of Baltimore sports. Mo captured the hearts of not only our organization, but the entire state of Maryland.”
While Mo is going to be missed, his legacy will shine on forever. #MoStrong