George Davis to Evergreen is Strategic Advisor who is well-known for his success in investing, building, and managing biotech, IT, and software companies, often from the start-up stage. He is an active leader in the tech and innovation community, serving on a number of boards, including Betamore, UMBC’s Research Park Corporation, Association for Enterprise Growth, and the Fearless backed Hutch Studio. What is little known about George is his work as a Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivor Patient Advocate.
This past year, George served as a Patient Mentor To the Orioles’ first baseman Trey Mancini, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in March of 2020. Trey had gotten a routine physical for the blood draw showed that his hemoglobin and hematocrit were low. It was then that a colonoscopy was scheduled, and the tumor was found. After a year of treatment, he is now cancer-free. Trey is fortunate as colorectal cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the United States — after lung and prostate in men and lung and breast in women. What is not often realized is that half of all new colorectal cancer diagnoses are in people 66 or younger. The most challenging part is that those diagnosed with colorectal cancer often have experienced no signs or symptoms associated with the disease.
“An amazing journey by an amazing young man. From cancer diagnosis and the arduous treatments to the MLB batter’s box one year later on Opening Day and recent star of the annual MLB Allstar Game Home Run Derby. The power of talented hands at Johns Hopkins, family love, an amazing caregiver (Sara), and faith provided the elements that moved Trey through the journey—honored to have played a small role. God bless you, Trey. Go O’s!!!” George Davis
ESPN COVER STORY
TREY MANCINI’s REMARKABLE RETURN: The Orioles’ first baseman and Home Run Derby invitee is the most magical story of all 2021 season – just by being part of it all.
By Kevin Van Valkenburg
The little boy loved the way the bat felt in his hands. He liked playing catch, liked running the bases, but nothing in the world made Trey Mancini happier than hitting. Even when he was 3 years old, Mancini would beg his father to pitch to him as long as there was daylight, the hours running together on the white sand beaches of Florida.
By the time he was 5, all those swings had hardened into an obsession: He was going to hit home runs. He hadn’t yet graduated T-ball, but he believed in his swing — the fierce, repeatable pop of it — and he burned to go deep. Every time he failed to do so, it enraged him. Sometimes, he’d return to the dugout on the verge of tears.
The fences the first time couldn’t have been more than 100 feet away, but the distance did not matter. The feeling is what mattered. He belted a ball where no one could touch it, and as he rounded second base, Mancini saw his mom and his sisters out by the concession stand, just beyond the left-field fence where the ball had landed……….
Read more about Trey’s Journey and George here: https://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/31790458/trey-mancini-remarkable-return
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