Back in 2012, Melissa Dohme was a young 20-years-old and was attacked by her ex-boyfriend in Florida.

He ended up stabbing her 32 times and basically left her to die.

Firefighter and paramedic, Cameron Hill, was a first responder to the scene of the crime. During her recovery, Melissa had visited a church event and that is when she first met Cameron.

They instantly connected and soon fell in love.

Melissa had to have several surgeries to reconstruct her face and body. Watch as she transforms! Below is her documentation of recovery and a journey to love.

A judge sentenced Robert Lee Burton Jr. to life in prison. This proved that Melissa was strong with what she says, “I offer forgiveness and I forgive him,” she said. “Forgiveness is a sign of letting go and when you forgive someone that hurts you, you take away their power.”

Here is Melissa at 20-years-old right before her boyfriend tried to kill her by stabbing her 32 times.


But Melissa was a fighter and made a miraculous recovery.


Melissa’s best friend Kayla was by her side the entire time.


She went through several reconstructive surgeries.


Even her faithful pooch Dixie was by her side the whole time.


Later on in her recovery she went to a church event and that was where she met her hero.