Tom Paulinca’s Accident Fund

Tom Paulinca, a crucial member of the Salem NH Farmers Market and a friend has recently been seriously injured in a freak accident on Cape Elizabeth. Tom hit his head on a low doorway at a fort, stepped back stunned onto a rock where he lost his footing and fell backwards down a 15 foot drop landing on his back on rocks. He broke a cervical vertebra and displaced it 1.5”. He underwent surgery for this very serious injury.  Tom also sustained injuries to his ribs which were broken all along his spine and in multiple other places. He underwent an eight hour surgery to plate these shattered ribs so they have a chance of healing. Tom will remain in Portland Medical Center’s ICU for another week and a half before being transferred to a long-term rehab facility. If you frequent our market you know Tom as the goofy, outgoing, and friendly co-owner of Slippery Soap Company and board member for the market acting as the Vendor Representative. Tom is crucial in the execution of the market in allocating and retaining vendors. He helps make this market what it is. Please consider donating to help Tom with his expenses both personal and medical during this difficult time. Tom’s fulltime job is working construction and he supports his wife, Diane. He will be out of work for the foreseeable future and the last thing he needs to worry about while recovering is paying his mortgage or grocery bill. Please show your love for Tom and all he does for the Salem NH Farmers Market by donating whatever you can. Anything helps! On behalf of the vendors and the board of the Salem NH Farmers Market we thank you for your support and donations to our friend!
  • Barry & Suzi Grunin 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 37 mos
  • Nupur Patel 
    • $20 
    • 38 mos
  • Ken Russo 
    • $250 
    • 38 mos
  • Dianna Fallon 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Carolyn Kennedy 
Salem, NH
Thomas Paulinca 
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