Tina Frost, a 27-year-old woman who was shot in the head during the massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Festival near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, woke up from her coma and has taken her first assisted steps since sustaining the injury. Frost was able to take three steps from her bed to a chair and three steps back.
Moreland wrote on Friday, “Today has also been a big day for our TT – she is now waking up!”
Aside from her six-step journey, Frost has also opened “her left eye just a lil and looks all around the room at us.” Moreland also said, “[Frost] taps her feet whenever music is playing, continues to squeeze our hands, and even gives Austin a thumbs up when asked.”
Initially, Frost was unable to breathe on her own, but Moreland wrote that Frost “also breathed on her own for a full six hours!”
Frost isn’t out of the woods yet, as she still requires multiple surgeries and faces a long recovery. Moreland thanked all who donated to the GoFundMe campaign for “all the thoughts and prayers!”
After being shot by gunman Stephen Paddock, Frost was quickly rushed to the hospital. Her injury led doctors to remove Frost’s right eye, where the bullet had managed to lodge, as well as a portion of her skull on her forehead to help relieve some of the swelling in her brain. Some of the pieces of the bullet were removed from Frost’s brain, though other fragments will remain for the rest of her life.
Donations on Frost’s GoFundMe page, which will help pay for her hospital expenses while receiving treatment at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, topped $532,000 as of Saturday afternoon. The campaign has been shared over 48,000 times on Facebook alone.
Paddock, who opened fire on the crowd of concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, killed 58 people before turning a gun on himself. The mass shooting was the deadliest in US history.