Introducing a new Real Housewives of New York City star, Aviva Drescher! She had a foot amputated after a childhood accident when she was just six years old.
Aviva Drescher (41) is one of the three new cast members of The Real Housewives of New York City. She had her left foot caught in a barn-cleaning machine’s conveyor belt when she was a six-year-old. In her own words, rescue workers then had to spend “three hours sawing free my mangled, manure-ridden leg.”
The injured limb was too badly mangled to be saved and had to be amputated two months later. Aviva elected to have another six inches removed from her leg in 1997 so she could accommodate a more lifelike prosthetic.
However, Aviva Drescher says her amputation does not dominate her life or define her.
In a Star magazine interview, her close friend Jill Kargman referred to her as “the strongest, most resilient and brilliant person ever.” Apparently, although she has a warm and caring personality, she does not tolerate BS. Jill is sure Aviva will be a great addition to The Real Housewives of New York City.
Aviva Drecher is married to Reid, and the couple have two children together: daughter Sienna and son Hudson. She is one of the new cast members brought in to replace Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord who were cut from the upcoming season of the hit Bravo show.
Aviva joins the show with ABC News producer Carole Radziwill (48) and theYummie Tummie clothing line creator, Heather Thomson (41).