No one would’ve guessed that a day so tragic in her life could possibly lead to love. But, it did. The worst day of Melissa Dohme’s life led her to the love of her life, her hero, Cameron Hill.
Dohme told People that the day she became Hill’s bride was the best day of her life:
“It was a full-circle moment”.
In 2012, Dohme was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend 32 times. She was near death when one of the first responders helped carry her badly beaten body to a helicopter from an ambulance.
He’d soon become more than just her hero. That man was Cameron Hil.
Melissa Dohme almost died that day. But, Hill had a deep feeling that she would be okay, and he’d see her again some day.
About a year later, they reconnected at a luncheon held in her honor. The unlikely pair tied the knot on March 4 in front of 200 friends and family, as well as six firefighters, EMTs and doctors who helped save her life, according to the magazine.
The pair said they never expected to fall in love — it “just happened.”
“I didn’t even want to open my heart up to anything,” the 25-year-old bride said. “I was afraid, but then I met Cameron.”
Dohme was set to throw out the first pitch at a May 2015 Tampa Bay Devil Rays game when her beau jogged onto the field and fell to one knee. He handed her a baseball with the words “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” inked across its surface — a surprise proposal she happily accepted.
Hill, who has stood by Dohme through bad days and countless surgeries, was by her side when she came face-to-face with ex Robert Burton in a Florida courtroom, where he pleaded guilty to attempted murder in 2013.
Hill said it was Dohme’s strength that made him fall in love.
“He’s my best friend, we’ve been such a team through (my healing),” Dohme said. “I wouldn’t want to be with anybody else.”