Rize Up for Matt Rizor


On behalf of Matt, his friends and family, as well as the OT Entertainment Foundation, thank you all for your support, thoughts and prayers for Matt's well being over the past 9 months. The past month has brought some  BIG changes in Matt's life and your continued prayers are greatly appreciated! 

Heres a little update on his progress:

After completing the 3 month intesive treatment at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Matt came back on February 13th to continue his outpatient treatment in Nashville.

He has come so far! Now he is walking, talking, laughing, and finding his new normal. That is a miracle in itself. It was only 9 months ago that he was in an unresponsive state, and no one knew if he would ever wake up. 

The month of April brought even more changes for Matt. He is now residing in the care of his family back in  Michigan  and will continue his rehabilitation treatment up there. He is doing great on his road to recovery and seems to be in good spirts during this difficult transition. 

Thanks to all of your donations, and our friends at Music Cares, all of Matt's expenses have been taken care of since his accident 9 months ago which has allowed him to focus 100% on his recovery.   

We are continuing to support Matt's needs for the durration of his recovery and will also be able to assist him with the medical bills that are piling up. 

On behalf of Matt, and his friends and family, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.    #RizeUp

Check out some pictures of Matt's miraculous recovery!!  

May 2015: Matt hanging out with Brutus by the pool in Michigan! 

April 2015: Back out and about with friends in Nashville watching Walker McGuire perform! 

March 2015: Matt's first Walker McGuire  concert in 8 months

March 2015: Matt's first beer  since August 2014! (While he cant overdo it- the doctor said he can have a drink every once and a while)

February 2015: Back home in Nashville after completing his treatment at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

December 2014: Back in Nashville for a couple of days on Christmas Eve with friends.

December 2014: First day of outpatient rehab in Atlanta! 

November 2014: Matt and his sister Lindsay at the Shepherd Center

November 2014: All smiles during his in patient treatment in Atlanta at the Shepherd Center!

October 2014: A surprise concert by Walker McGuire at the Vanderbilt rehab facility.  

October 2014: Matt in recovery at Vanderbilt Hospital.  Post- surgery to get his bone flap put back in 

October 2014: Finally out of the Hospital for a bit! Hanging out at home with his friend Tiffany and some Gigi's cupcakes! 

September 2014: Matt and his sister Lindsay at the Vanderbilt rehab facility working on his walking skills.

#RizeUp for Matt Rizor! 

On Friday August 15th, 2014 Matt Rizor was walking home on West End Ave in Nashville and was hit by a dark colored sedan driving east without their headlights on and did not stop.

Matt and his family need your help!!! His recovery time could take years at the very least, and the medical bills alone will be overwhelming. 

Please help us raise funds to help Michelle and Matt with expenses and medical bills so they can focus on getting Matt 100% back to his happy, funny, loving self. 

Also, if you have any information that can help find the driver responsible for this, please call the Emergency Communications Center at [phone redacted] or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME (27463). 

ANY dontation will help, please share this story and help us rize up for Matt Rizor! 

Matt on a Habitat for Humanity build. He is a prominent member of the Music Industy Leadership organization, SOLID.

Matt goofing off with his family in Michigan:

Matt with his beloved dog, Brutus, that he and Michelle rescued during the 2010 flood.

 *** all donations are tax deductable through the OT Entertainment Foundation tax id 46-2431161 ***


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