A woman who survived after being stabbed 32 times by her ex-boyfriend is getting married to the paramedic who helped save her life.
In January 2012 Cameron Hill responded to a 911 call after Melissa Dohme’s former boyfriend Robert Lee Burton Jr. had stabbed her 32 times in the face and neck.
On Monday night, however, it was a much happier scene for the two when Hill proposed to Dohme.
Dohme, 23, was tossing out the first pitch in the Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees baseball game at Tropicana Field in Florida, U.S when Hill, 40, ran out onto the field to greet her with a baseball.
He dropped to one knee and showed her the special baseball, on which he’d written “Will You Marry Me?” She said yes, and the crowd went wild!
Dohme’s story is a miraculous one. She lived against all the odds after the horrific assault, despite flatlining four times and suffering a stroke. Doctors said they didn’t know if she would ever speak or walk again.
Hill said the sight of the young woman drenched in blood with stab wounds to her hands, arms, face and head was the most gruesome he had seen in his 17-year career.
Her attacker, Burton Jr, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after he pleaded guilty to attempted murder in October 2013.
After her recovery, Dohme was determined to reach out to all those who had saved her life and tell her story.
In October 2012 when Melissa was speaking at a Clearwater church, Cameron was one of the first people to come and see her. They hugged, cried and exchanged numbers, and Melissa said: “I was weirdly giddy. I had this feeling about him.”
Cameron also said he couldn’t get Melissa out of his head, and ever since their first date the pair have been inseparable.
Dohme calls Hill her ‘fairy tale.’
What an amazing story with a real life happy ending! We love stuff like this.