Longoria’s hero


Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives star, says she gets inspiration from her mentally challenged sister.

People.com reports her saying, “I’ve learned there’s no better medicine than laughing. My sister Liza is mentally challenged. She was my hero growing up. It was a blessing to watch her overcome every obstacle — tying her shoes, putting on a shirt, getting out the front door. And yet she still had a job and would come home on the bus by herself and help with dinner. You could only imagine the hurdles she encountered every minute of the day.”

She added, “Liza was a role model to get me ready for life in Hollywood. You don’t take health for granted. You don’t take life for granted. It seems so insignificant to go, ‘Darn it, I didn’t get that movie role,’ or, ‘Darn it, so-and-so is wearing the same dress as me to the Emmys’.”