Major progress in Las Vegas shooting victim's recovery

Posted at 8:42 AM, Nov 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 23:21:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego woman who was shot at the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas is making great strides in her recovery.

Tina Frost and her boyfriend were with eight friends when Stephen Paddock opened fire. Frost was the only one of her group who was shot. The bullet went into her eye.

Her family says the recovery has been difficult but that she continues to power forward with her therapies.

Frost’s mother posted an update on the GoFundMe page indicating Frost has walked without assistance, thrown a ball, baked cookies, and painted an eye patch for herself.

Amy Klinger, a close family friend, says Frost's strength and resilience is no surprise.

"She is not going to let anything get in her way of getting back to her normal, happy, and healthy life," said Klinger.  "It was so amazing, I walked into the room and she was talking with her physical therapist and because her sentences were so clear, I did forget for a minute she had not been speaking."

A lifelong soccer player, Frost has even been able to kick a soccer ball to her dad in the hallway.

"The fact that they did say at the very beginning, let's see what happens in a year, and it's only less than five weeks out and she's walking and she's talking, she's just, the progress has been amazing and is a testament to who she is," said Klinger.

Klinger believes the worldwide support and power of positivity has been a factor in the healing, for both Frost and her family.

"Just knowing there's this enormous community, Team Tina, that's out there behind the family, it keeps their spirits up and keeps them positive because this is a lot to do deal with," said Klinger.

Frost has a big surgery in the upcoming weeks where doctors will begin facial reconstruction.