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My Presentation at The Parrish Hall Art Museum For PechaKucha Night

My Presentation at The Parrish Hall Art Museum For PechaKucha Night

My Presentation at The Parrish Hall Art Museum For PechaKucha Night

I gave a presentation about my life, the accident and my art.

Upon looking at his photographs, it should be no surprise that Matt Raynor of Hampton Bays, was born and raised on Long Island’s East End. His evocative photos, captured during his time as a Commercial Fisherman, exude the raw power and simultaneous peace of the natural world.

Exhibition at Southampton Cultural Center  and weekend at ECI's 'Makers Market'

Exhibition at Southampton Cultural Center and weekend at ECI's 'Makers Market'

I will be displaying a combination of pre-injury and post injury art at The Southampton Cultural Center. It's a great time to come and view my new...
Upcoming Shows, SCI recovery and Medicaid 👎🏻 Nov 19 2020

Upcoming Shows, SCI recovery and Medicaid 👎🏻 Nov 19 2020

Upcoming Shows, SCI recovery and Medicaid 👎🏻 Hey guys! Here's a long overdue update on my recovery, my art, the various voices in my head, and l...
Return From Atlanta

Return From Atlanta

Return From Atlanta Hello all! Shepherd Center was a blast, I enjoyed my stay it was everything I thought it would be. I even got a taste o...
Attending The Shepherd Center for SCI Physical Therapy

Attending The Shepherd Center for SCI Physical Therapy

Shepherd Center for SCI Physical Therapy So my time at the Shepherd Center is coming to an end March 20, it has been a wonderful stay and...
Acceptance Into Shepherd Center

Acceptance Into Shepherd Center

Acceptance to The Shepherd Center hey guys! Big Announcement!!! It’s been two months since my last update, I continue to make progress and I ...
Art Show At The Southampton Cultural Center August 2019

Art Show At The Southampton Cultural Center August 2019

 Hey! Matt here! So this summer was a tumultuous time for me. Coming home was bittersweet in many ways. Ive gotten a lot accomplished in the ...
Updates After Injury June 2019

Updates After Injury June 2019

Jonathan Raynor·13 mo Big news! Thanks to your generous donations, Matt is almost ready to start the process of purchasing a handicap acc...
Updates Right After Accident June

Updates Right After Accident June

Hi everyone, Matt will be coming home on Thursday, June 27th. If anyone knows of home health aids or live in nurses, we would really apprec...
Patch Article  About Health Insurance Leaving Me Without Any Homecare

Patch Article About Health Insurance Leaving Me Without Any Homecare

HAMPTON BAYS, NY — In the face of unspeakable tragedy, true heroes are born.

Matthew Raynor, 29, of Hampton Bays, who worked as a commercial fisherman, was paralyzed in a diving accident near Towd Point in North Sea, Southampton, on April 18. His injuries have resulted in the paralysis of his upper chest through his lower extremities; he now has limited control of his arms and hands, a GoFundMe page said.

But to add to the enormity of the situation, Raynor recently found himself without insurance to cover the costs of a home health care aide, leaving his mother to try to care for her son by herself.

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