San Diego Route 91 shooting victim wakes from coma, takes first steps

Posted at 2:35 PM, Oct 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 13:37:04-04

LAS VEGAS (KGTV) - A San Diego accountant who was shot in the eye after a gunman opened fire upon the crowd at a Las Vegas music festival is waking up in the hospital.

Tina Frost has woken up from a coma and taken her first steps, according to a GoFundMe established to help with the 27-year-old's medical expenses.

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Frost was able to take three steps to a chair and three steps back to her bed with the help of nurses. She also breathed on her own for six hours.

"Today has also been a big day for our TT - she is now waking up! She opens her left eye just a lil and looks all around the room at us, taps her feet whenever music is playing, continues to squeeze our hands, and even gives Austin a thumbs up when asked," the GoFundMe posted Friday. "We are so proud of our Tina, and everyone is amazed at every single movement she makes."

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Frost's boyfriend, Austin, and another man carried her to a pickup truck after she was shot on Oct. 1 and she was brought to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. The GoFundMe has raised $529,890 of its $50,000 goal as of Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to help pay for her medical care, recovery, and other related expenses.

Her family has said Frost will live with bullet fragments in her brain for the rest of her life, after the bullet shattered against her skull.

Frost was an accountant at Ernst & Young, a friend of hers told 10News. She grew up in Maryland but had moved to San Diego about five years ago.

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Frost was shot in the eye by gunfire at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival after gunman Stephen Paddock fired on the crowd from his Mandalay Bay hotel room, killing 58 people