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A Woman Who Survived Being Stabbed 30 Times By Her Ex Just Got An Amazing Proposal

Melissa Dohme got a proposal to remember at a Tampa Bay Rays game on Monday.

Posted on May 12, 2015, at 5:23 p.m. ET

In January 2012, EMTs in Clearwater, Florida, responded to the scene of a brutal attack. The victim, Melissa Dohme, had been stabbed over 30 times by her ex-boyfriend.

One of the first responders was named Cameron Hill. He told the Tampa Bay Times that Dohme was so covered in blood you "couldn't tell she was blond." Dohme flat-lined four times in the hospital, but survived the attack.

Her attacker, Robert Lee Burton Jr., pleaded guilty to attempted murder in 2013, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
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Her attacker, Robert Lee Burton Jr., pleaded guilty to attempted murder in 2013, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Dohme has since become a domestic violence advocate for a local nonprofit, and has turned the Facebook page her sister created after she was attacked into a page for raising awareness.

In 2012, Dohme was giving a talk at a church when she was surprised by two of the first responders who saved her life, one of whom was Hill. The couple felt a spark and agreed to meet up, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

They soon started dating. "It's my real-life fairy-tale and it feels like I am living in a dream," Dohme said on Facebook about her relationship.

On Monday, Dohme was asked to throw out the first pitch for a Tampa Bay Rays game to recognize her advocacy work. Little did she know, she was about to get a big surprise.

On the ball, Hill had written "Will You Marry Me."

"Little did I know Cameron COMPLETELY planned a surprise engagement with them and tricked me with this plan that was in the works for two months," Dohme said.
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"Little did I know Cameron COMPLETELY planned a surprise engagement with them and tricked me with this plan that was in the works for two months," Dohme said.

"So surprised, so in love, and I just feel like I am floating on a cloud," she said.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Watch a video of the proposal below.

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BuzzFeed News has reached out to Dohme.

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