“I’m so sorry, I’m not usually like this. You just really caught me at a bad time,” Iza apologized between muffled coughs. Sick, tired, and feeling absolutely terrible, Ms. Iza Calzado still managed to make it to her Gadgets photoshoot, even after having cancelled and postponed her other obligations. For all it was worth, I told her she was a trooper. She smiled.
The following day, her father had passed away. And though we at Gadgets were deeply saddened upon learning the news, we don’t think there could’ve been a better model to usher us into the future – a future filled with hope, love, and the strength to overcome even the most trying of adversities.