'Love Is Possible After Abuse': Domestic Abuse Survivor and Prevention Advocate Marries the EMT Firefighter Who Saved Her

'Love Is Possible After Abuse': Domestic Abuse Survivor and Prevention Advocate Marries the EMT Firefighter Who Saved Her

In 2012, Melissa Dohme (then 25 at the time), was stabbed 32 times and beaten by her ex-partner Robert Burton. When two bystanders called 911, Cameron Hill was the EMT firefighter on the scene.

After surviving and becoming a domestic violence prevention advocate, their paths crossed again at a luncheon in October. Soon after in December they went on their first date. And on March 4, five years after he helped save her life, they exchanged wedding vows.

Newly Mrs. Hill wants other women who are survivors of domestic abuse to know that, "Life and love after abuse is possible."

She is an outspoken advocate for survivors of domestic violence for Hands Across the Bay, an organization that helps families in crisis. 

"I know God saved me that night to be able to speak out for women who are suffering in silence," she told GoodHousekeeping.com. "And for those who have been forever silenced because their abuser succeeded in taking their life."

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Photo Credit: Facebook/ Melissa Dohme Hill