Iza Calzado expresses her gratitude for second chance at life


A month ago, award-winning actress Iza Calzado announced that she was suffering from pneumonia. She revealed her health status on her Instagram, posting a photo last March 25.

Days later it was confirmed that she was positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Iza revealed she’s sick

She wrote: “Hello, everyone. It’s been a while but I thought I’d update you all. I’m currently hospitalized for pneumonia and so, I was tested for Covid-19 and i’ve been waiting for the results for several days now.

It’s been a challenging time for me but it cannot compare to the frontliners who have cared for me and to whom I am so grateful. My heart goes out to everyone in these trying times, especially those who risk their lives every day to care for their loved ones.


I am hoping you all can join me in prayer for those who are currently sick and their loved ones, for every person struggling to cope in these tough times. And most especially, for the medical workers who are doing their best despite the hurdles.

I count this time as an opportunity to be kind. To be a source of love and light. With the grace of God, i can fight this and we all fight this together.”

Second chance in life

Just yesterday, April 26, the 37-year-old actress took to social media to express how grateful she is that she was given a second chance at life.

On Instagram, the actress posted a photo of her sitting on a hospital bed with an oxygen mask. Despite her sickness, she still looked radiantly beautiful. The said photo was taken during her hospital confinement exactly a month ago.

“The Lord has powerful ways, indeed! Grateful for my llife today and always. Even more grateful for his instruments of life – our positive spirit and resilience, especially in our frontliners. … Every breath is a blessing.”

After 2 weeks of battling the deadly disease, Iza was discharged from the hospital in first week of April. In fact, after her recovery she said she plans to donate blood plasma to help other COVID-19 patients overcome the respiratory illness.

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