Given her odds, she shouldn’t be alive.
In January 2012, Melissa Dohme Hill was brutally attacked by her high school ex-boyfriend, who stabbed her 32 times in the face, neck, arms and hands.
The Tampa resident flat-lined not once, but four times and her entire blood volume had to be replaced twice. She also suffered a stroke while in the emergency room.
It is a miracle Dohme Hill is alive today, but she believes the reason she did not die is so she could become the voice of other women who are suffering under the hands of boyfriends, husbands, fathers or any other of the men in their lives.
She will share her story of survival at the college on October 16, as she has with thousands of others, to raise awareness about the issue and to provide hope, something that is all too rare a commodity for women struggling to break from a violently dysfunctional relationship.
The event will be held in the Center Stage Theater at 12:30 p.m., and we want to invite and encourage you to bring your students to hear her story.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and her visit to the college is being cosponsored by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Victim Services Program, COVE, and the WSCC Care Team. Each of these organizations will information about domestic violence and prevention prior to the program.
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