Firefighter proposes to a domestic violence survivor he saved three years ago

It's a love story for the ages.


Jam Kotenko


Published May 13, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 8:32 pm CDT

Last Monday, Melissa Dohme was given the honor of throwing the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays game.

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Two hours after posting her fan selfie, she got back on Facebook and shared some wonderful news.

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Engagement stories are always nice to hear, but here’s why this one in particular is one for the books.

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Dohme is a domestic abuse survivor and was actually at the game to serve as a representative for Hands Across the Bay, an organization that caters to families in crisis. According to WFLA News, she was stabbed multiple times by her ex-boyfriend in 2012. A firefighter named Cameron Hill came to her rescue and helped get her nearly-fatally wounded body to the Bayfront Medical Center.

Two months after the accident, Dohme and Hill reconnected. The rest, as they say, was history.

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Watch the video below to see the best home run we’ve seen in a long time.

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H/T WFLA | Screengrab via Tampa Bay Rays/Facebook

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*First Published: May 13, 2015, 2:34 pm CDT