Hello there! My name is Cza.*
I’m a well-rounded creative communicator with firsthand experience running a small enterprise.
I have been a columnist on Hemophilia News Today since 2018.
My advocacies are a huge part of my life. I am married to a person with two chronic illnesses, severe hemophilia B and a seizure disorder.
As such, I am a strong advocate for disability, chronic illness, and mental health.
I live with my husband and daughter in the quiet yet flourishing city of Marikina in the Philippines.
In my free time, I enjoy exploring my city in search of small businesses to support, and local cafés to chill at.
*The full name is Alliah Czarielle Formalejo, but that’s way too long for most people.
My family is my ultimate driving force for everything I do. Every skill my husband and I try to learn, every job we take on is for our daughter’s benefit — and for our family’s future.
But with disability as a permanent fixture in our lives, we also face unimaginable hurdles in the form of social and financial inequality.
In the Philippines, medication for my husband’s rare bleeding disorder is difficult to come by, not to mention expensive.
With inflation rates currently at an all-time high, living on bare essentials alone has become a luxury for many working-class Filipinos. Many of us, myself included, juggle multiple jobs and income streams to get by.
It’s not an ideal life, but we’d take it over the alternative.
You Can Help!
Support my advocacy projects and income streams for the price of a Starbucks coffee.
While you’re at it, feel free to ask me questions about hemophilia or epilepsy/seizures, inquire about my life as a HemoWife… or maybe just say hi.