The 27-year-old Maryland native had been one of the thousands attending the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 when a gunman suddenly opened fire on the country music fans killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 500.
Frost was struck in the head. Her wounds were so severe that surgeons removed her right eye, where a bullet had lodged, and took out a forehead bone so Frost’s brain could have room to swell, according to updates on a GoFundMe account for the family. The day after the shooting, Frost remained in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator, unable to breathe on her own.
“Over the next few days, they’re going to see how she responds to simulation, but until then, we won’t know how bad the brain damage is,” Frost’s mother, Mary Moreland, wrote on the GoFundMe page.
The odds of her recovering fully were slim, her doctor warned at first. Inside the shooter’s suite at the Mandalay Bay, investigators had discovered 23 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Among those weapons was an AR-15-type rifle modified with a “bump stock,” a device that allows the gunman to inflict damage more rapidly. Military surgeons who treated the shooting victims would later compare the wounds they treated to those seen in a war zone.
Keith Blum, a neurosurgeon at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, told CNN days after the shooting. “It might take upto one year in some people to recover”. But Tina Frost surprise everyone when she walked
Tina Frost has spent more than two weeks fighting for her life. Tina Frost will continue her recovery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore