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This Ravens superfan died at 14. His face will fill the seats on Sunday

September 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The Baltimore Ravens unveiled a new section of M&T Bank Stadium dedicated to Mo Gaba, a huge Ravens fan who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year at the age of 14. ???Mo???s Rows??? as it is being called is on the corner of one end zone and is filled with 575 cutouts of Gaba. The Ravens are also highlighting the ???MO??? in the ???BALTIMORE??? lettering in the end zone as a tribute to the courageous young fan. The Ravens said the decision to add ???Mo???s Rows??? was made after receiving many requests from fans to incorporate pictures of Mo in the fan cutouts that will appear in the lower seating bowl of the stadium. Team said in a statement that the section ???serves as a tribute to the young fan who, with his positive outlook and zest for life, captured the hearts of countless Baltimoreans.??? Mo???s mother Sonsy Gaba was given a sneak preview of ???Mo???s Rows??? and presented with a cutout of herself so that she could sit at her son???s side in the stands. Sonsy Gaba also had the opportunity to help paint the ???O??? in the end zone. A day before he passed away, an exhibit featuring Mo Gaba opened in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, displaying the Braille draft card that Gaba used to read Baltimore???s 2019 4th round draft pick. It was the first time in NFL history that a draft pick was announced using Braille.

Walking into the rows of purple seats at the Baltimore Ravens' stadium, a mother saw a sea of repeating cardboard faces.

(CNN)Walking into the rows of purple seats at the Baltimore Ravens' stadium, a mother saw a sea of repeating cardboard faces.

Sonsy Gaba covered her masked face when she saw hundreds of images of her son, Mo, who was a Ravens superfan.

Section 146 of M&T Bank Stadium is filled with 575 cutouts of Mo, the Ravens said in a statement.

"It's just hard to believe that my son left behind a legacy and just him being himself," Gaba said in a video posted online by the Ravens.

Come Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, fans will get to see the section and a specially decorated end zone, with the M and O in Baltimore painted in gold to stand out.

The section was officially dubbed "Mo's Rows," the team said in a statement.

The rows of Mo will stay until fans attend and after that the team is looking for a way to represent him when fans return, the team said.

It "serves as a tribute to the young fan who, with his positive outlook and zest for life, captured the hearts of countless Baltimoreans," the team said.

Gaba, who battled cancer four times and was born blind, made headlines last year when he became the first person to announce an NFL draft pick using a draft card written in Braille.

His big invite to announce the pick came after calling in to sports station 98 Rock in April 2019 to discuss the draft.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was on the line and invited Gaba to announce the team's fourth-round draft pick later that week.

I've never done that before," the teen said with a big smile on his face.

Gaba is excited for Sunday's game, when Mo gets his name in the end zone for everyone to see.

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