Aviva Drescher fought back tears during The Real Housewives of New York City’s reunion as she recalled painfully losing part of her leg after a childhood accident. For her unshakable commitment to helping other children facing similar obstacles, the mom of four has been named by Gladys Magazine as their Most Inspirational Person for 2012.
"I am extremely honored to be a part of this year's phenomenal list of Inspirational People as named by Gladys Magazine. I strive to be the best wife, mother and give back where I am able,” the statuesque beauty writes on her Facebook page. "I will continue working to be the best I can be, both at home and within the community - making change and striving to bring light to my causes through my actions including continuing work with my charity, One Step Ahead, which remains close to my heart.”
Telling the magazine more about One Step Ahead, Aviva notes, "This charity funds prosthetics for children that are not otherwise covered by insurance. We also create athletic environments to raise the self-esteem of children who are amputees. Amy Winters is the founder of this charity and I am the national spokesperson.”
Use our Tweet Tracker to follow along with Reid’s love – who says she’s reaching 10 times the amount of people prior to RHONY – as she continues to make a positive difference.
Have to say Aviva, you are very rude and selfish,a lot of us have had more than what anyone person should have to deal with....all you care about that you can not go to Paris with your daughter.... So when you are being judgmental and criticizing.... You are fortunate to have friends then you need to stop thinking of only you!!! And be a friend...you don't have the added stress most a lot us must deal with! some of us don't have money to food shop or heat the house, or maybe we got layed off and can't get a job and then lost our homes, and we are great moms with kids not really getting to be kids because we can't buy healthy food or take our kids on a trip or clothes shop, because we can't afford it.... Please realize what you do have..
I would have liked to see more of Aviva's charity work. She sort of wafted around for the first half of the season, and then became defined by her St. Bart's meltdown. However, the scene with Jake getting his running legs made a big impact and THAT was inspiring - not the whining about banners, parties, and chastizing people for one thing or another. The cycling fundraiser seemed like an afterthought - Luann didn't even know it was a fundraiser! If Aviva comes back, I'd like to see more scenes related to the charity and fundraising.
I just love Aviva.She definitely inspires me. In fact, we're kindred spirits, having both learned that speaking clearly will take you very far in life. I love the way she hands Ramona's b.s. back to her on a plate.
Aviva, keep on trucking and never let anyone bring you down.
There's a website that helps me maintain my sanity: www.alphapub.com
Aviva seems like a good person she got to caught up in Ramona's b.s. this season but I think she is spot on with her perception of Ramona.
Kudos to Aviva -- a strong woman with class, ambition, and above all - integrity.
During the reunion show Aviva said that her agoraphobia was her cross to bear. Aviva, you are wrong. When you talk about your phobias you get a light in your eyes and a tone that sounds like you are enjoying the attention. You can overcome agoraphobia if you want to. My best friend was literally housebound by the illness. She was the mother of 2 small children, then had a third. She couldn't drive because of it and when she had to start driving the kids to school she pushed through it and took baby steps. First it was to school. Then a little farther to her parents. It was about 7 yrs before she could drive on the freeway. Nancy is now an elementary school teacher, nationally recognized for her innovative teaching skills. She got her teaching credentials at the age of 51. Her doctor wrote her an rx for xanax and she ended up throwing them away because they expired.
If you are going to a therapist ~ fire this person. Get yourself another. You'll be a lot better off.