We all know Matty would never ask for the help. So lets help him out without him asking. He won’t be able to shape for a while. We al love his boards and his family. Let’s help them out through this! You can also donate via Venmo @matty-raynor
Lindsay Raynor's words describing what happened
Hey friends, Lindsay here taking over MAtty’s insta for a moment:
We wanted to get ahead of the coconut wireless and let everyone know that Matty’s OK.
Around midnight last night a couple people broke into our house while we were sleeping. Matty was asleep on the couch and awoke to the intruders who attacked him. This led to a huge scuffle that ended with matty sustaining a couple minor stab wounds to the neck and side and then the intruder getting knocked out and then choked out. Right at the end of that altercation the second intruder came from behind and hit him over the head with a paving stone from our yard knocking him unconscious. He was out cold for some time and woke up bloodied, bruised, and concussed, with a disclocated shoulder and some jacked up elbows and fists.
He was transported to Queens where they stitched the minor cuts, ran X-rays and a CT scan. He was really lucky.
The head trauma and the shoulder/hand are gonna take a little time to heal, but he shouldn’t be out for too long. (He’s never been one to take it easy!)
For now we’re just dealing with damage control, assessing what (if anything) was taken, figuring out how to keep surfboards moving along, how to make some income the next couple weeks, and working to feel ok sleeping in our house again.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to friends that showed up in the middle of the night and all day today to watch over our kids; keeping them blissfully happy and unaware of this craziness.
Please everyone - look out for each other and your neighbors and lock your doors!! (If anyone has an intimidating dog with a ferocious bark that they’d like to loan us for the next few weeks that would be nice.