Imagine having to live with pieces of a bullet in your brain! Tina Frost, a victim of the Las Vegas massacre was hit by a bullet which struck her above the right eye. She and her boyfriend, Austin Hughes, drove down all the way from San Diego in California for the country music concert. Even as they were looking forward to an evening of fun and music, Stephen Paddock unleashed a barrage of bullets, killing 58 people and injuring 500 others.
Miraculously, Frost survived and helped by a stranger, Hughes took her to a hospital in a truck. Chances of her survival appeared bleak, considering the grievousness of her injury, but the spirited young accountant with Ernst & Young, recovered from the trauma after undergoing critical brain surgery. Frost will never be able to see with her right eye and doctors remain uncertain on the extent of brain damage she might have suffered.
Her mother Mary Watson Moreland updated on October 2 about Tina's condition.
"Tina is out of surgery and her vitals are stable. They removed her right eye, where the bullet was lodged, and there is an implant there now to keep the space open. She has sight in her left eye but will never see from the right again. They took out a bone from her forehead to allow the brain room to swell, that will stay out for a few months. She's in a coma and on a ventilator, she cannot breathe on her own. She's critically stable in ICU for at least a week. Over the next few days, they're going to see how she responds to simulation, but until then, we won't know how bad the brain damage is.”
We are raising money to cover all expenses related to this tragic event such as traveling, food, hotels, missed work, and caring for Tina.
A GoFundMe page set up for Frost has drawn tremendous response with more than $512,000 pouring in by Thursday afternoon.