Norman Marigza


From September 4 - October 6, artists have come together to help a 4-year old boy named Aedan Pio who was diagnosed with chordoma - a rare type of cancer. The Philippine Lung Center and the Oxygen Art and Gallery Design is hosting an art exhibit for a cause entitled Dots in Space, to aid in raising funds for the necessary proton beam therapy ($250,000). This young boy loves to do water colors of the solar system, and dreams of becoming an astronaut. His paintings will be sold along with the paintings of the invited artists. The proceeds of the exhibit will go to treatment of Aedan.

I have briefly chatted with Aedan and you can hear how he loves astronomy. Before the exhibit I heard from the curator that Aedan was very much excited about the exhibit. Aedan may be young and going through the struggles of brain cancer but his passion for space transcends those borders. I hope his fight will inspire others as it did me.




You can read more about Aedan Pio's condition and how you may help at


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    About Me

    Astronomer, Physicist, & STEM Educator AWB National Coordinator for the Philippines Co-Founder of Manila Street Astronomers Founder of Guild for Astronomy Innovation and Advancement Adviser of the Philippine Union of Student Organizations for Astronomy Founder of Solar Observation Program of Rizal Technological University


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