Melissa Dohme was a 20-year-old college student when she was attacked and left for dead by her violent boyfriend.
She suffered 19 stab wounds to the head, neck and face, “I later learned from the trauma surgeons that I died on the table several times and they had to resuscitate me over and over. My wounds were severe. I had a broken skull and jaw. My head and nose were fractured. I had paralysis on the right side of my face. It was a miracle I survived,” she revealed in an article she wrote for the BBC.
“I assumed I would be single for the rest of my life. I never thought anyone would want to date me because I was damaged and had all this baggage. But I thought I could still use my experiences to help others,” she told the BBC.
After months of recovering in the hospital she was invited to meet the emergency services team who saved her life. One of the firefighters, Cameron Hill said he was “in awe of how far she’d come” and the pair exchanged numbers and the rest is history!
Cameron popped the question a few years later at a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game, where Ms Dohme had been invited to be recognised for her anti-domestic and relationship violence work – and the Wedding date is officially set for March.
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A happy ending to a truly horrific encounter. We can’t wait to see the all the pics from their Special Day!