After Being Brutally Attacked By An Ex, This Woman Is Set To Marry The EMT Who Saved Her Life

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Posted by WFLA News Channel 8 on Monday, May 11, 2015

A Florida woman who suffered a brutal attack from an ex-boyfriend in early 2012 received an amazing surprise this week from the man who saved her.

In recognition of her work as a dating and domestic violence advocate since her recovery, Melissa Dohme was invited to throw out the first pitch at Monday night's Tampa Bay Rays baseball game against the New York Yankees. The moment became even more exciting than she had expected when the baseball she was handed read "Will you marry me?"

Her new fiancé, Cameron Hill, is an EMT and one of the first responders who helped her after she was stabbed more than 30 times by an ex-boyfriend in January 2012.

"I felt myself dying so ... I couldn't really breathe ... I felt myself, I really was not going to make it. I really said 'this is it,'" she told CBS News last year about the attack.

Hill didn't know her before the incident, but recalls having a feeling that he would see her again, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Hill and another first responder showed up to see Dohme speak at a church later that year, and he made plans to see her again.

"I was weirdly giddy," she told the Tampa Bay Times in 2013 for an earlier story about their budding romance. "I had this feeling about him."

Despite the emotional and psychological toll of her attack, they began dating and Dohme found comfort and love with Hill. "When I look back on that night, I can't think of it as all bad anymore because I met Cameron," she told the paper in 2013. "He's the one I've been waiting for. My fairy tale."

"Woke up this morning only to be living my dream!" she posted on her Facebook page Tuesday morning along with a photo of her engagement ring.

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