(Photo courtesy of GoFundMe)
By Leila Estrada
On Sunday night, the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas became the scene for a mass shooting. The sound of upbeat country music was replaced by that of rapid gunfire and screams of the victims from the massacre. The gunfire from Stephen Paddock, 64, injured more than 500 people, including Tina Frost, a 2008 graduate of Arundel high school.
After having a bullet lodged in her right eye, Tina Frost has undergone surgery to have the bullet and her eye removed. Frost has also had a bone from her forehead temporarily removed in order to leave room for brain swelling which will be replaced within the next few months. The amount of brain damage caused by the event is currently unknown, but will possibly be revealed within the next few days as she responds to brain stimulation.
Her mother, Mary Watson Moreland, shared the current state of her daughter. “She’s in a coma and on a ventilator, she cannot breathe on her own,” said Watson Moreland. “She has sight in her left eye, but will never see from the right again.”
A GoFundMe page created for Frost by Pam Ostiguy Clark is currently taking contributions for the recovery of Frost and her family. All contributions will be used to pay for the hotels, traveling, missed work, and care for Tina due to the extent of her injuries.