Vegas Shooting Victim Wakes Up

Tina Frost had been in coma since being shot in head in mass shooting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 15, 2017 8:47 AM CDT
Vegas Shooting Victim Wakes Up
Tina Frost, right.   (GoFundMe)

A Maryland native who has been in a coma since being injured in a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas has woken up and taken her first steps, reports the AP. According to a GoFundMe page set up for Tina Frost, the 27-year-old on Friday took three steps to a chair, and three steps back to the bed, with the assistance of nurses. Frost also breathed on her own for six hours. The campaign has so far raised over $540,000 to cover her medical expenses at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. That far surpasses the fund's original goal of $50,000.

"We just love her. She's a great person," says a high school friend who organized a fundraiser. "We want to her help her out any way we can. We can't wait for her to get better." ABC News reports that Frost was shot in the head while attending the Route 91 Harvest festival with her boyfriend; the bullet ricocheted from the frontal lobe of her brain into her right eye. Frost is a certified public accountant who lives in San Diego. Fifty-eight people were killed in the shooting, as well as the shooter, Stephen Paddock. Frost was among the 500 people injured.

(Read more Las Vegas shooting stories.)

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