This EMT Found Her Bloodied and Stabbed 32 Times by Her Ex-Boyfriend. NOW He Will Change Her Life for a Second Time [VIDEO]

Out of the most evil of actions, sometimes something wondrous comes. After being stabbed 32 times and left for dead, Melissa Dohme walked out of rehab on her own, went to school, became a nurse and went on to become an outspoken advocate for abused women and children. Now, that’s a hero in my book and someone to look up to. She could have said, “Oh! poor me,” and let the government take care of her as a professional victim, but she rose above that and came back better than ever. Her now fiance, the firefighter and paramedic who saved her, is a hero too. What a fairy tale wedding and life together they will have and what a wonderful family will come from this encounter. Her fiance knew it was meant to be and on a baseball field three years later, he proposed and she said yes.

From TheBlaze:

Three years ago, Melissa Dohme lay on the pavement in front of her Florida home, soaked in blood. She had been stabbed 32 times by her ex-boyfriend.

One of the first responders who arrived on the scene was Cameron Hill, a firefighter and paramedic. ”It was so bad,” Hill recalled in 2013, “you couldn’t tell she was blond.”

He helped load Dohme onto a helicopter, and then, he said, he felt a “sixth sense.” He knew it wouldn’t be the last he saw her.

Monday night, he proposed to her at the pitcher’s mound at a Tampa Bay Rays game.

Dohme, now an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, was preparing to throw out the first pitch when out ran a man to hand her the ball. It said in ink: “Will you marry me?” Hill got down on one knee and opened up a small box.

She said yes, they kissed — and then she threw the pitch to her new fiancé.

Dohme was stabbed in the face, back, arms and shoulders. She spent three weeks in the hospital after that horrific night, the Tampa Bay Times reported. She suffered a stroke and a severed nerve that affected her balance and partly paralyzed her face. But she walked out of rehab on her own, traveled the world, and went back to school to become a nurse.

She and Hill reconnected 10 months after her attack, when she spoke at a Clearwater church. Initial awkwardness gave way to feelings of love. Pretty soon, they were inseparable.

Dohme’s ex-boyfriend, Robert Burton Jr., pleaded guilty to attempted murder and is serving life in prison.

Dohme told the Tampa Bay Times in 2013, ”When I look back on that night, I can’t think of it as all bad anymore because I met Cameron.”

“He’s the one I’ve been waiting for. My fairy tale.”

What an enchanting way to propose! On the baseball Dohme threw out, it said, “Will you marry me?” Cameron Hill got down on one knee with ring in hand and proposed at a Tampa Bay Rays game in front of hundreds who were inspired by love, life and the fighting spirits of the two that were just engaged in front of them. Hill changed Dohme’s life twice in three years – talk about a knight in shining armor. Dohme really is living a fairy tale with a happy ending. I just love this story.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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