NewsRegionAnne Arundel County

Actions

Strength of family and the community helps Tina Frost's father talk for first time

Posted at 11:13 PM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 23:13:14-05

The father of Tina Frost is talking for the first time since his daughter was shot in the Las Vegas Massacre.

The first thing Rick Frost said at a fundraiser at Grotto Pizza in Gambrills is that his daughter had a good day.

Calling it a miracle that she's able to celebrate the holidays with family.

"She's doing better getting better everyday," said Frost.

Two and a half months later, the Arundel High School graduate is on the long road to recovery which could take a year or more.

Her dad's happy to have her out of the hospital, taking the out patient process day by day.

"The ride there was very difficult for her all the bumps on the road, headaches things like that," Frost said. "She was anxious about getting out and she got there she did her therapy and she walked out of therapy smiling and happy, so they did a good job today."

Tina's family friend Sarah Bonney saw a way to give back to a family that has given so much to her hosting a fundraiser at Grotto Pizza where she works.

"Even if there little steps or big steps each day she's still working hard, and we're just all proud of her and supportive," said Bonney.

Twenty percent of every bill from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. went towards Tina's recovery.

"It just hit like you know right back at home," Bonney said.  "You never expect someone from Gambrills Maryland to have to go through that and she's made so much progress."

The process is far from over but the burden lessened thanks to the love of the community.

"This is one of 6 shirts I have that people have done all around the country to be honest," said Frost.  "It's just soccer and number 5 is the number she played at arundel high school."

Tina is one of Rick's three daughters, he says her work ethic is what makes her standout.

Tina is an accountant and she just celebrated her 28th birthday last week.

To donate to Tina Frost CLICK HERE