Art By Heidi Buck

Our Inspiration

This piece of art, created by Heidi Buck, symbolizes David Pearson and our quest to tame the dragon that is cancer.

David was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in September 2010. He was just 16 years old. David was funny, quirky, intelligent and kind. He was well loved by all who encountered him throughout his life and known for giving warm hugs to his friends and family. He wanted to be a chef, and he was so honored to meet Gordon Ramsay and to call José Andres a friend. He always had a smile and a hug for the people he loved - and that was nearly everyone he met. Four hospitals, a clinical trial, and countless prayers couldn't save David, and he passed away after a 20-month battle. David was secure in the knowledge of where he was going after death, but he didn't want others to suffer from cancer. He asked his family to continue to try and find cures for others. Hoping to turn this tragedy into something positive and help solve the riddle of cancer, his mother and stepfather founded the Dragon Master Foundation, with the goal of using big data to help researchers identify patterns and further their research.

We'd like to thank Heidi Buck for creating this piece of art for us. You can find more of her work at or find her on Facebook here.