NAPAKABILIS ng panahon. Sa sobrang halos wala tayong ginagawa sa labas ng ating mga bahay ay hindi natin namamalayan na mahigit isang taon na tayong naka-lockdown mode dahil sa hagupit ng sakit na Covid-19 na hanggang ngayon ay nagpapahirap sa mga tao hindi lang sa Pilipinas kundi sa buong mundo.
Si Iza Calzado ang isa sa mga artistang unang tinamaan ng Covid. Naging vocal ito sa pag-amin sa publiko at noong panahon na iyon ay aktibo rin ang kanyang pagbabahagi ng kanyang mga pinagdaanan.
Sa first anniversary ng kanyang Covid recovery ay nagpost si Iza ng kanyang mga realizations.
“It was exactly a year ago when I was discharged from the hospital after 11 days of fighting this deadly virus we are now very much familiar with — Covid 19. Now I am exactly where I wished I could be at that time and that is home. Perhaps it is why I can’t even complain about being home. I do know that I am privileged to even have a home and food on the table and I acknowledge that it is something not everyone has, but should,”
“If you are reading this, that means you are alive and that in itself is a gift. I know that so many of us are struggling, it could be physically, mentally, spiritually, financially maybe even all at the same time but what I want to say is please fight to survive. You have been given an opportunity to live when so many have lost this chance. I hope you find something to be grateful for no matter how small it is. May you also find something to live for and fight for just like I did when I was in the hospital and now that I am home,” she shared.”
“Today, I am especially grateful for my frontliners who took such great care of me, for the love and prayers people sent my way at a time when I needed it most. I am very grateful for my loved ones who support me through difficult moments and remind me to see the silver lining in these situations. All of this would not be possible without God’s mercy and grace so I am most grateful for Him,” Calzado said.
“I don’t know what lies ahead. Yes, there is so much uncertainty and anxiety, but I recognize that every breath is a blessing and for as long as I have this gift I will continue to fight to survive and, yes, thrive. I pray you do too. Love and Light, always!” she added.
Hindi nagpatinag si Iza sa sakit na covid. Sa katunayan, pagkatapos ng kanyang full recovery ay nagraise ito ng awareness sa pamamagitan ng pagsasalita sa ilang virtual speaking engagements and interviews. Tinuloy at tinapos rin nito ang lock-in taping ng ‘quarantine series’ ng Kapamilya na ‘Ang Iyo ay Akin’ kung saan minahal at kinainisan ang karakter niya bilang Ellice. Gabi-gabi inabangan ang bangayan nila ni Jodi Sta. Maria kasama sia Sam Milby at ang nag-iisang Diamond Star na si Maricel Soriano.
Pinalabas din ang iWant Original series na ‘Loving Emily’ na pinagbibidahan nila ng younger Kapamilya actor na si Jameson Blake. Maliban dito ay nagbida rin si Iza sa B&B: Brody and Brandy digital series sa WeTV iFlix kung saan kasama niya si Ian Veneracion. Co-producer rin si Iza rito kasama ang kanyang mga kapwa OG sanggres na sina Sunshine Dizon, Karylle at Diana Zubiri.