Mo Gaba, the Baltimore kid who won hearts across the nation during his battle with cancer, died Tuesday at age 14.
Mo was best known as a huge fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles. Mo, who was blind, announced a 2019 Ravens draft pick by Braille and was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Both the Ravens and Orioles posted tribute videos to Mo.
Adam Jones, an Orioles star for most of Mo’s life, was among the many people who shared their love for Mo.
“Mo GABA you have brought so much joy to so many people,” Jones wrote in a tweet alongside pictures of the two together. “Your 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. Rest easy big fella. You will be missed!”
Mo battled cancer for nearly his entire life, with it first appearing in his body and blinding him when he was just 9 months old, the Baltimore Sun reported. He beat it four times, but it returned a fifth time in June.
Mo made a name for himself in the Baltimore sports scene by calling into radio shows, even without his mother knowing. In 2017, he threw out the first pitch at an Orioles game and later met several Ravens and Orioles players and coaches.
Ever the optimist, on Opening Day last week Mo predicted 45 wins for the Orioles this season, scheduled to be 60 games long.