*I grew up in a family that was scarred by domestic abuse, so this story hit home. It also literally renewed my spirit and faith. Read it, and you’ll feel it, too.
Melisa Dohme was stabbed 32 times in the face, neck, and arms by her ex-boyfriend back in 2012. When emergency worker Cameron Hill came to her aid, she was so covered in blood that he couldn’t discern her facial features or the color of her hair.
Hill jumped into action, carrying her from an ambulance to a helicopter for the first of a series of life-saving surgeries and procedures. She survived, and ultimately made a full recovery.
Hill reconnected with Dohme 10 months later at a luncheon in her honor.
“I didn’t even want to open my heart up to anything,” Dohme said. “I was afraid, but then I met Cameron.”