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Melissa Dohme was stabbed 32 times by her ex-boyfriend and the paramedic who lifted her into the ambulance turned out to be the love of her life.


Get it, girl! (via The Tampa Bay Rays)

Since her ex-boyfriend, Robert Lee Burton Jr. attacked her in January 2012, Melissa Dohme has been through a lot. First there was her recovery, which sounds brutal:

Melissa, then 20, spent three weeks in the hospital, flat-lining four times and suffering nerve damage that partly paralyzed one side of her face.

The firefighter-paramedic who answered the call to the scene of the crime, Cameron Hill, described her condition like this:

"It was so bad. You couldn't tell she was blond."

But Melissa Dohme lived and walked out of rehab on her own steam. She's since traveled to Europe, graduated from college and has become an advocate for domestic abuse survivors. In the fall of 2012 she was giving a talk at her church when two of her first responders surprised her. One of them was Cameron Hill. By December they were dating. And this week when she walked out to the mound of a Tampa Bay Rays' game, where she'd be throwing out the ceremonial pitch for her organization Hands Across the Bay, he handed her a baseball with a question: Will you marry me?

Sources: Cosmopolitan | The Washington Post