San Diego woman shot in Las Vegas massacre returns home from rehab

Posted at 7:17 AM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 12:29:51-05

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

Tina Frost and her boyfriend were with eight friends when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay hotel. Frost was the only one of her group who was shot; the bullet went into her eye.

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

On Thursday, her father, Rich Frost, attended a fundraiser in Frost's native Maryland and spoke publicly for the first time since the shooting.

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"She turned 28 last week, which is a miracle, and now she's home to celebrate Christmas, and we have a lot of family coming, it's going to be a special Christmas," Rich Frost said.

Frost's mother has posted updates on the GoFundMe page over the past few months, like when Frost first walked without assistance, threw a ball, baked cookies, and painted an eye patch for herself.

Her father said the support for his daughter has been overwhelming, but it could take a full year for her to recover and the battle isn't over yet.

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"It's a struggle, it's an adjustment, she has to get used to non-hospital life and she's not ready to be out in public or anything like that," he said.