PER ASPERA, AD ASTRA (Through hardships, to the stars) is an exhibit that truly describes the journey and everyday triumphs of Cancer Warrior and prodigy painter Aedan Pio Pascual Malvar has he recently opened his 2nd Art Exhibit that is slated to end on November 8, 2016 at Prism Gallery (located at the Ground Floor of Island Tower Condominium, Salcedo corner Benavidez Streets, Makati City).
This young man whose love for heavenly bodies have translated this through his painting, has been diagnosed of Chordoma, a rare type of bone cancer that occurs in the bones of the skull and spine. Such condition is quite rare and is considered one in a million. Pio is currently considered the youngest patient that has this sickness.
PER ASPERA, AD ASTRA is a fund-raising exhibit but at the same time is a visual reminder and inspiration to people to follow their dreams to the very end despite countless troubles and disabilities.
Pio who loves the solar system, lego, Star Wars, Subway and who dreams to be an astronaut at NASA someday, has been disabled by the disease to move and paint though lately through his successful surgeries he is slowly gaining mobility.
Pio who had his first craniotomy last year, July 8, 2015 at Philippine General Hospital with Doctor Gap removing 40% of his tumor. The average survival for chordoma is 7-9 years if treated. This uncommon cancer and requires highly specialized care, this rare cancer can be treated through proton beam therapy. However, proton beam therapy is not available in the Philippines and it costs a lot. His current art exhibit is for his proton beam therapy to remove the tumor.
The Art Exhibit is a way to raise funds for him to continuously to live a normal life with a positive outlook. Come visit Prism Gallery and give his artworks a new home and help Pio fulfill his dreams.
You may also help by buying books from Literature VS. Cancer entitled “Abstract Jupiter: An Anthology for the Cause of Aedan Pio” that are available there and it includes 3 replicas of his earlier artworks!
Aedan Pio Pascual Malvar’s PER ASPERA, AD ASTRA (Through hardships, to the stars) exhibit is from October 23 to November 8, 2016 at Prism Gallery (located at the Ground Floor of Island Tower Condominium, Salcedo corner Benavidez Streets, Makati City).