(CNN)When Melissa Dohme Hill was 20 years old, she received a call from her high school ex-boyfriend asking to meet up one last time to gain closure. When she arrived, he pulled out a switchblade, stabbed her 32 times and left her bleeding by the side of the road.
Five years later, the two are married.
“I would never want to go through the horrific attack again, but with where I am today, I wouldn’t change it,” Dohme Hill told CNN. “I would have never met Cameron, so I believe it was fate that brought us together.”
A year later, the two met at a luncheon. They started dating two months after that.
He proposed in 2015 at a baseball game, and the two were married this month in front of many of the first responders and doctors who’d helped Dohme Hill survive her attack.
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