Blind 5th Grader With Cancer Graduates From Glen Burnie Elementary School

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s graduation season, and in Glen Burnie on Thursday, a fifth grader who’s faced more than most of us will ever have to overcome received his diploma.

Mo Gaba is not just any fifth grader. In his short life, he’s faced many obstacles.

He’s had help from friends, teachers, and technology, but on Thursday it was his moment to triumph.

Mo leads the 5th grade class at George Cromwell Elementary School as they take their seats for graduation.

His friend Andrew Henn, best friends since kindergarten, guides the way.

Cancer left Mo blind as a baby. It came back when he was six, and recently reappeared in his bones, but here he is!

“Our friend and classmate Mo showed us what it’s like to face big obstacles and not give up.”

Mo’s spirit is infectious. You can even feel it in his poem: