Melissa Dohme was brutally attacked by her ex-boyfriend in 2012. She had broken up with him three months prior. The ex stabbed the 21-year-old Dohme 32 times in the face, back, arms, hands and shoulders. Luckily, two teenagers heard her screaming and called 911. When EMT Cameron Hill arrived, he told the Tampa Bay Times that there was so much blood, “you couldn’t tell she was blond.” Dohme flatlined at the hospital four times but survived.
Ten months after the attack, Dohme and Hill reconnected and “a romance slowly blossomed.” Hill stood by Dohme in court when she had to face the ex-boyfriend, who pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder. (He was sentenced to life in prison.) Dohme has become an active domestic violence advocate. Due to her advocacy work, she was recently asked to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Tampa Bay Ray’s baseball game. When Hill gave her the baseball to throw she saw the words “Will you marry me?” written in red ink. Hill proposed on the field. Dohme said yes!
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