Meet Aviva Drescher, One Step Ahead Foundation’s Spokesperson
One Step Ahead Foundation is proud to announce that it has named Aviva Drescher as the Foundation’s official spokesperson. Aviva has overcome the physical and psychological scars of a horrible childhood accident to become a loving wife and doting mom.
Aviva is currently anticipated to star on the newest season of the popular reality TV show, The Real Housewives of New York City. Backstabbing friends, bickering husbands and finding a fabulous designer handbag are some of the “hardships” faced by the women of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise. But Aviva Drescher experienced, and overcame, a horrifying real-life tragedy before she was even a teen.
Aviva, 41- one of three new women reported to be replacing Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Cindy Barshop, Alex McCord and Jill Zarin on the series—was just 6 years old when her left foot got caught in a barn-cleaning machine’s conveyor belt at her family’s upstate New York dairy farm in 1977. Rescue workers spent “three hours sawing free my mangled, manure-ridden leg,” she later revealed, but gangrene eventually set in, and her food and ankle had to be amputated two months later.
“Being an amputee was not, and has never been, a dominating factor in my life,” says the 5’10” beauty, who even chose to have another six inches of her left leg removed in 1997 to accommodate a newer, more lifelike prosthetic.
“Aviva is the strongest, most resilient and brilliant person ever,” says her close friend, author Jill Kargman. “She’s warm and nurturing, but she doesn’t deal in BS. She tells it like it is. She’s everything a modern woman should be, and she’s going to be a wonderful addition to the show.”
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