“The Real Housewives of New York” star Aviva Drescher may have lost her leg in a horrific accident when she was a child, but she went through similar struggles as the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, as she had to learn how to walk again. The victims of the Boston Marathon bombing are starting to run again and Aviva went to Boston to support their recovery. According to a new Bravo report published on Oct. 9, “The Real Housewives of New York” star Aviva Drescher is now revealing that she loved seeing how Boston came together this weekend.
Aviva traveled to Boston along with the Challenged Athletes Foundation to present her friend Heather Abbot with her first prosthetic running leg. Heather is one of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing. "Seeing many marathon survivors run this past weekend, many for the first time since the April 15 tragedy, proved that evil did not prevail," Aviva tells the Dish. Heather Abbott recently told The Associated Press, "I'm trying to do all the things I used to do."
And while Aviva has had a prosthetic leg for years, she didn’t start running until she was 26. She explains that it is because of the leg she had wasn’t designed for running. “Until the age of 26, I couldn’t really run much because I had an awkward amputation at the ankle,” she recently revealed in an interview. “I had another amputation at the knee and then I was able to run again, using the right prosthesis…Running is a really great time just for myself to get away from it all.'”
What do you think of her helping out in Boston?