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The Westport community is coming together to help a local mom who was horribly injured in the March 7 Nor'easter.
Victoria Gouletas -- a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and a real estate attorney -- suffered many broken bones in her neck, back and sternum when a tree snapped and fell on her March 7.
She is paralyzed from the chest down and although she retained complete mental capacity as well s the use of her head, neck and arms, the prognosis is that she will never walk again.
More than $126,000 had been raised as of Thursday evening on a GoFundMe for Victoria, her husband Troy Burk and their children Ana (10), Tafe (9), and Zoe (2½).
"Victoria is committed to her family, her town and her career, and is fiercely determined to live a full life by regaining as much mobility as her body will allow," the page says.
"She comes from a family with strong genes and, as anyone who knows her will attest, will work as hard as is humanly possible to beat the odds.
"However, her recovery over the months and years ahead will be a marathon - not a sprint - and the out of pocket costs of retrofitting her life while continuing to care for her family will be immense and ongoing."
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