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Route 91 Shooting Victim Beats the Odds, Wakes from Coma

27-year-old Tina Frost of San Diego, Calif. just beat the odds by emerging from a coma after she was shot in the head at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Like many others who attended the concert, Frost was just enjoying the music with her boyfriend, Austin Hughes, when the shooting started. The couple tried to make it to safety, but didn’t get very far before a bullet hit Tina. The shot struck her right eye, damaging her brain.

Austin stayed with her and tried to stop the bleeding with his shirt. Eventually, he was able to get her to the hospital with the help of an off-duty fireman. The two carried the injured Tina around 150 yards to safety, all while bullets sprayed down around them.

Her doctors told the Las Vegas Review that patients have only about a 10% chance of survival after an injury like Frost’s. She was in surgery for over three hours. There is still shrapnel from the bullet inside her brain, which will remain there for the rest of her life. Frost also lost her right eye.

Her doctors say they weren’t even sure if she was going to make it through the surgery. Now, her vitals are stable, and she is even breathing on her own. Naturally, if she does pull through, she will have a long road to recovery in front of her. Luckily, she has plenty of friends and family standing beside her to help out.

The family is keeping others informed of Tina’s improvements and progress through Facebook posts. Tina’s sister, mother and father are all taking turns sharing updates and continue to thank their followers for their prayers and support.

58 people died and more than 527 were injured when Stephen Paddock, 64, shot down on concertgoers during Jason Aldean’s headlining set on Oct. 1.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise money for Frost’s medical expenses and other bills related to the shooting injury. Here are more ways you can help the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.

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Route 91 Shooting Victim Beats the Odds, Wakes from Coma