A Valley Center man survived being shot twice during the mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas, while 27-year-old Tina Frost, who was shot in the head, was showing small signs of improvement Wednesday.
Those two victims are in addition to Jennifer Irvine, a 42-year-old attorney, who was earlier reported killed in the hail of bullets Sunday during the deadliest shooting in modern American history.
Frost’s mother, Mary Watson Moreland, wrote her daughter is “still in there and she’s fighting,” responding physically to doctors and nurses, but remains in intensive care.
“Her (CT) scan showed no increase of swelling in her brain from yesterday and her low-grade fever subsided,” she wrote on a GoFundMe page established for her daughter. “She has maintained a healthy temperature and vitals all day and they have started her on a feeding tube.”
As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, donations to Frost’s GoFundMe page totaled more than $154,000, more than triple the initial goal.
Valley Center native Jeffrey Koisher was wounded in the attack but survived, he said on Facebook. According to his account, a bullet tore through his left leg and shattered his fibula as he lay on top of a friend to shield her from the bullets. After they ran for cover during a lull in the attack, the gunfire began again, and a second bullet smashed into his left hip as he again jumped on top of his friend to protect her.
Later, several men loaded Koisher into a vehicle that rushed him to a hospital, where the same men carried him into the emergency room. Koisher shared a post on Facebook asking for help identifying his rescuers, with a Facebook user responding that one of the Good Samaritans was her son-in-law, Alberto Anguiano of Fountain Valley in Orange County.
On Tuesday, Koisher posted a video of himself getting out of bed with the help of a walker and taking his first steps since Sunday night’s shooting.
“Well I guess ain’t nobody gonna keep me down!” he wrote in a post above the video. “It’s going to be a slow and steady process, but I think I’m off to a good start! Thank you all so damn much for your motivation and all your prayers. I’m ready to run!”
A GoFundMe page to help Koisher with his medical bills had raised $18,000 of its $25,000 goal as of 8 a.m. Wednesday.
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