A former Anne Arundel County resident who was injured in the mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas earlier this month has moved out of neural intensive care, according to a post on a GoFundMe page where her family is raising money for her care.
Tina Frost, 27, an Anne Arundel High School graduate from Crofton, has emerged from a coma after being shot in the head during the Route 91 Harvest festival, and has since traveled to Baltimore, where she is now being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to another update.
The online fundraiser has raised nearly $589,000 for her treatment and recovery costs as of Tuesday.
“Our Tina marathon continues,” wrote Pam Ostiguy Clark, a family friend who operates the GoFundMe page. “[S]he has just conquered another round of fevers and an elevated heart rate that scared Team Tina. But once again, she persevered and is now picking up speed.”
Amy Klinger, a family friend who has visited her, said Frost has not begun talking yet but shows signs of recognizing her loved ones.
“She doesn’t seem frightened; she doesn’t seem agitated,” Klinger said. “She seems eager to participate in her therapies.”
According to the GoFundMe update, Frost has started writing on a white board and is already attempting to walk.
“She was just moved out of ICU today and her new room on the 12th floor has a great view of Baltimore, its own bathroom which she likes jumping out of bed on her own, forcing us and the nurses to scramble to assist,” the post said. “The next few weeks she will continue physical, occupational and speech therapies and relearn what she has forgotten and maybe even start speaking.
“Lots of her friends she grew up with and the “California Crew” really are a great support and invaluable to us and, of course, her face always lights up when she sees her Austin. Her next huge hill to climb comes in a few weeks when the surgical teams will decide our Tina’s next steps.
“We continue to be so overwhelmed by everyone’s support and especially the avalanche of prayers that have been lifted for Tina. Please continue to pray in the days ahead and we’ll continue to keep you posted every few days. Love to our Tina Team”