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Mo Gaba, blind teen cancer survivor, named honorary BPD Lieutenant

Posted at 3:08 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 09:50:40-04

BALTIMORE — Many know him for his contagious laugh and unwavering support for the Orioles and Ravens over the airwaves of local sports talk radio.

Mo Gaba is 14-years-old, he recently graduated from Lindale Middle School in Linthicum.

But Mo's no ordinary boy, not only is he blind, but since the age of 9-months he's survived multiple bouts of cancer.

On Friday the Baltimore Police Department held a ceremony naming Mo an honorary Lieutenant.

Community members drove past the Northern District station on Cold Spring Lane to show their support for the department's newest commander.

His story has captured the hearts and inspired many in Baltimore including Orioles star Trey Mancini, who's also battling cancer.

The two have developed an inseparable friendship, with each supporting the other through their own journey fighting the disease.

Friday was just the latest honor Mo has received. In 2019 he announced Ben Powers as the Ravens fourth round pick in braille, the first time in NFL history that has been done.