Mo Gaba Bio, Wiki
Mo Gaba was a beloved Baltimore sports fan who is being reported to have died on Tuesday night July 28th at the age of 14. He became an inspiration for so many with his strong, courageous spirit while battling cancer and was loved and celebrated by many during his fight, including his two favorite teams: the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles.
Mo Gaba Ravens and Orioles
Mo made history as he announced one of the Ravens’ drafts picks on the third day of the NFL Draft in April 2019. He was the only person to announce a pick written in Braille.
Earlier Tuesday prior to his death, Gaba was elected into the Orioles’ Hall of Fame as the second recipient of The Wild Bill Hagy Award, given to “fans who have inspired others with their devotion to the team, and demonstrated an exceptional commitment in support of the Orioles.” Gaba’s official Orioles Hall of Fame induction will be at a later date.
Gaba bonded with several members of both the Orioles and the Ravens, with Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini taking over for Adam Jones as the host of the Purple Tailgate, an annual Ravens pregame event to benefit Gaba. “I hope so,” he said when asked if the Orioles would win the World Series.
Earlier in July 2020, Gaba hosted “The Big Mo Show” with 105.7 The Fan’s Jeremy Conn, fulfilling a lifelong dream of hosting his own sports talk radio show. Several current and former Baltimore sports figures called in.
I can’t begin to put into words what I’m feeling. I tried to finish my show after I found out and I couldn’t. I am so privileged to call you a friend and to be a part of your life. You stole my heart. You accomplished more in 14 years than most do in a lifetime. I love you! pic.twitter.com/8gMN4JsXom
— Jeremy Conn (@JeremyConn1057) July 29, 2020
Gaba, a Glen Burnie resident, spent most of his life battling cancer, first being diagnosed at 9 months old and subsequently losing his vision. But it never kept him from loving his local teams.
In June 2020, Gaba’s cancer reemerged, his fifth time fighting the illness. Despite the diagnosis, he remained upbeat, predicting 45 wins for the Orioles before Opening Day of the 60-game season.
Her mother, Sonsy Gaba recently posted on Facebook asking for prayers, saying Gaba was no longer on active treatment and his tumors were progressing. “Of course Mo being Mo, keeps telling me to calm down and not to worry about him,” she wrote. “Why are children so damn resilient?”
Mo Gaba Death & Cause
Mo died on Tuesday Night, July 28th, 2020. “I lost my best friend today,” his mother, Sonsy Gaba, posted on Facebook. “[Your] legacy will live on love bug.”
The Ravens and Orioles both offered their condolences on social media, sharing memories of the time Mo Gaba spent with the teams over the years. “Forever a Raven. We love you, Mo,” The Ravens wrote.
Forever a Raven.
We love you, Mo. 💜 pic.twitter.com/iQisDcoaIc
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 29, 2020