Young sports fan with cancer celebrates 8th grade graduation in style

If anyone deserves a graduation parade, it's Mo Gaba.


Almost 100 cars showed up to congratulate Mo Gaba. A 14-year-old, who despite battling cancer and being blind, is officially an eighth grade graduate.

The celebration was accompanied by the Baltimore Ravens’ marching band and a surprise visit from the Ravens lineman, Bradley Bozeman.

“It makes me feel really special, really special. Even during the coronavirus stuff, I feel really special. We are technically breaking rules, but it is for a good cause. So, I’m happy,” says Mo Gaba.

Mo has brought hundreds along on his journey, through his love of sports. He once joined the broadcast of a Ravens game. And is a regular on sports radio. He even became the first person to use a braille reader to announce a draft pick in 2019.

Recently, Mo learned that his cancer is terminal, but he is not scared of death. His concerns are completely selfless. Fears of letting down his friends and wondering who will take care of his mom.

“I wasn’t expecting all of this. I know people love Mo, but this is beyond everything I could have imagined. This means the world to us,” says Sonsy Gaba, Mo's mother.

Thank you for sharing your indelible spirit, Mo and for teaching us courage.