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What a sweet love story. This is what it means when we say love conquers all. This is what it means to walk in victory.

Melissa Dohme was stabbed 32 times by a former boyfriend 3 years ago. She didn’t go on to become a perpetual victim, to wallow in her perceived oppression. She didn’t dedicate her life to bemoaning the nature of men, although she was certainly more than entitled to. Instead she went on to graduate from college and to go to work for Hands Across the Bay to help domestic violence victims.

A few months after the attack, she met up with one of the first responders who saved her life and although she was hesitant, they started dating a few years ago and fell in love.

He proposed to her Monday, just as she was about to toss out the first pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays game. They threw the pitch together.

“He’s the one I’ve been waiting for. My fairy tale”