Md. victim shot in Vegas, takes first steps

Md. victim shot in Vegas, takes first steps

Andrew Cummings
October 16, 2017

A Maryland woman seriously wounded during this month's worst mass shooting in modern USA history woke up from a coma Friday.

Two weeks after she was among the hundreds injured or killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, one of the most seriously wounded victims reportedly emerged from her coma and took her first few steps since the October 1 tragedy.

Frost and her boyfriend traveled from California to Las Vegas with a group of friends for the Route 91 country music festival. She suffered severe head trauma after a bullet pierced the frontal lobes of her brain before ricocheting, landing in her right eye. "She was even breathing on her own for a few hours".

Tina Frost, 27, was shot by Stephen Paddock along with hundreds of other people in the attack that also left 58 people dead. Mary says, "She sometimes taps to music and also took her first steps today with the assistance of the nurses - 3 steps to the chair and 3 steps back to the bed".

The GoFundMe campaign has raised over $528,000 to cover her medical expenses so far.

"There's a 90 percent mortality rate for people shot in the head", Blum told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Frost is one of the 45 people still hospitalized after the horrific attack. Blum said that while Frost can't talk yet, she is responsive. She also breathed on her own for a full 6 hours! Reconstructive surgery will be necessary to fix Frost's face and eyes.

According to Fox News, an update Friday by her mother, Mary Watson Moreland, celebrated "a big day" and several major steps in the right direction.

The following was posted on the GoFundMe page for Frost. The chairman of Ernst & Young, where Frost worked as an accountant in San Diego, encouraged all of the company's 231,000 employees to donate.

Frost's list of famous visitors is getting longer, after the Jabbawockeez, a hip-hop dance group known as the first winners of "America's Best Dance Crew", stopped by to perform in her room at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center on Friday.

Then Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on Tina's favorite TV show "Nashville", serenaded her while playing guitar and signed an autograph for her.

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