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'She is waking up!' Vegas shooting victim emerges from coma, takes first steps

Tina Frost, who has been in a coma since the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting, where she was shot in the head, is now awake, responding to family and taking steps, her mother reports. (Source: GoFundMe) Tina Frost, who has been in a coma since the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting, where she was shot in the head, is now awake, responding to family and taking steps, her mother reports. (Source: GoFundMe)

(RNN) - A woman who has been in a coma since being shot at the Oct. 1 at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas  is now awake, her mother reports.

Tina Frost, 27, is responding to family members and has taken her first few steps, according to her mother's latest update on a GoFundMe account set up to aid Frost's medical costs.

"...she is now waking up!" wrote Mary Watson Moreland, Frost's mother, on Friday. "She opens her left eye just a lil and looks around the room at us, taps her feet whenever music is playing, continues to squeeze our hands...She also took her first steps today with the assistance of the nurses - 3 steps to the chair and 3 steps back to the bed."

A bullet entered Frost's head through her right eye after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from a hotel window across from the festival, leaving 58 dead and more than 500 injured. Frost lost her right eye and underwent three hours of surgery to repair her shattered skull and forehead, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She remains in the ICU at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

Frost was able to breathe on her own for six hours, Moreland wrote, adding that neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Blum will perform additional surgeries when Frost's condition improves. Blum, who worked to save the lives of at least 10 patients, called Frost's survival "miraculous," according to the Review-Journal.

The GoFundMe account set up for Frost with a goal of raising $50,000 has surpassed $500,000 in contributions. Maryland station WBALTV reports that Tina Frost's sister has set up an email account so people can send uplifting music and personal messages to her at SmileyT123frosty@gmail.com

Frost is a Maryland native who resides in San Diego, where she is an accountant. She was attending the concert with her boyfriend, the Review-Journal reports. 

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