Anne Arundel High School Grad Shot in Vegas Massacre Moves to Rehab Center

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Tina Frost (right) and her mother. Photo via Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Tina Frost’s condition continues to improve after her near-death experience in Las Vegas in early October.

Frost, 27, has been hospitalized in Baltimore for weeks after being shot in the eye during the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on Oct. 1. Fifty-eight people were killed and nearly 550 others wounded.

Frost’s journey has been arduous, but not without progress. After having her right eye removed in Las Vegas and spending about two weeks there, Frost was transferred to the care of physicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Now her family says she was discharged and moved to a rehabilitation center on Tuesday.

“Tina has been meeting the team and getting underway with even more intense and focused therapies,” her family said in an update posted on her GoFundMe page.

Frost graduated from Anne Arundel High School in Gambrills in 2008 and had been working as an accountant in San Diego prior to the shooting. She’s since received an outpouring of support; the fundraiser her family created to pay for her medical bills, their travel to care for her and other associated expenses sought $50,000, but has drawn more than $600,000 in donations from around the world.

Following multiple surgeries and physical therapy, Frost has managed to regain vital motor skills. Her family said in early November — about five weeks after the shooting — that she had been speaking and had painted her own eyepatch, baked cookies, thrown a rubber ball around and, crucially, walked the hospital halls unassisted.

The shooter from the festival, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, died on Oct. 1, but Nevada is still dealing with aftershocks. On Tuesday, a gunman barricaded himself at a Reno condo complex where Paddock once owned property and began firing upon the streets below. A SWAT team took the shooter down; no one else was injured.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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