ANNE ARUNDEL, MD. (WUSA9) - Doctors in Las Vegas are encouraged by 27-year-old Tina Frost’s early progress, but caution her family that there’s a long recovery ahead.
The Crofton, Maryland native was shot in the head during last’s Sunday’s massacre. One of Stephen Paddock’s bullets destroyed Frost’s right eye and forehead.
“Slow and steady wins the race,” said Frost’s mother Mary Watson Moreland on Facebook Tuesday.
“We're still waiting on a reassuring hand squeeze from Tina, but we've had some wins yesterday and today,” she said.
Frost, a 2008 Arundel High School graduate, and her boyfriend drove from San Diego to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Now, her family is huddled around her bedside at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. They say the former collegiate soccer player kicked her legs on command Tuesday.
“It’s tough and the days are long,” said family spokesperson Amy Klinger, who works with Frost’s mother at a Potomac development firm.
“The family is trying to stay strong and they’re trying to keep their heads up.”
An official GoFundMe has brought in almost a half million dollars of donations. 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.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Klinger.
“She’s going to have a lot of therapy and she will need a lot of reconstructive surgery. But with the family feels incredibly supported.”
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