BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland woman who was severely injured during the Las Vegas shooting reaches yet another milestone.
The family announced Tina Frost had another major surgery at Johns Hopkins on Thursday. But in that same update on Facebook, her family said she hugged her dad and blew her boyfriend a kiss.
On their GoFundMe page, her family writes:
“Tina’s second surgery was a success. The surgeons took tissue from the back of her scalp after peeling back the scalp to seal up the brain barrier and are hopeful there won’t be further drainage from her injury. The craniofacial surgeon also went through her mouth and used a titanium plate to stabilize the bone around her nose and eye. She needs to be monitored to check for drainage for the next 24 to 48 hours, but again they’re hopeful there won’t be anything significant. They were glad that they had the surgery today so they could see everything and get an overall picture. Tina will be having several more surgeries for the reconstruction and there are many more steps involved over the next weeks and months. On another note, Tina took 163 steps yesterday, smiles sometimes, hugs her dad and puckers her lips for Austin! Occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy are all working with Tina and she is just a true warrior! The next few days will be recovery and hanging out!
Tina Frost’s being called a fighter, and her progress is living up to expectations.
This week, Frost underwent another major surgery at Johns Hopkins. The family says doctors used a titanium plate to stabilize the bone around for her nose and eye.
The 27-year-old was shot in the head during the Las Vegas massacre and lost her right eye, but she’s making incredible progress.
A family friend said she took 163 steps on her own. On a Facetime call with her sister, Frost stuck out her tongue and is very aware of everyone who is in the room.
“Tina was sitting in a chair and her mom was sitting on the floor, kind of in front of her, and her mom put her head down on Tina’s knee and Tina put her arm around her mom and pat her on the back,” said Frost family friend Amy Klinger.
“The support for frost is also constantly pouring in on social media.”
Friday night, friends and total strangers packed Heavy Seas Brewery for Frost.
“It’s really a tragedy what happened and it’s great to see the support,” says Dylan Viocava, from Baltimore.
And her friends say they will not stop organizing these #tinastrong events.
“It’s hard just to know that my best friend is going through this, but it’s also very awesome to see how many people love her,” says friend Randall Dick.
“Knowing that they have this enormous team, Team Tina behind them, just keeps them going,” says Klinger.
At Hopkins, Frost has a long way to go. She has more surgeries which will include reconstruction of the area of her head that was severely injured.
Recovery could take months. She will also be undergoing speech and physical therapy.