Melissa Dohme was all smiles on her wedding day as she married the man who kept her alive after she was stabbed and left for dead by her ex-boyfriend, but regaining her happy grin was a massive undertaking.
Cameron Hill created international headlines when he proposed to Dohme in May 2015 as she prepared to toss the first pitch in a baseball game in Florida, in the US.
In early 2012 Hill, an emergency medical first responder, was sent to Dohme’s aid after ex-boyfriend Robert Lee Burton Jr stabbed her 32 times in the face, neck, hands and arms.
In an account of the attack on CBS News, Dohme said she had been lying on the road outside her home and hemorrhaging severely from cut arteries in her neck when emergency crew arrived.
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“I was airlifted to the hospital where I flat-lined four times, received 12 units of blood, suffered …