Melissa spoke of the terrifying experience during an interview with BBC News, in which she explained:
“A young boy and girl nearby ran over because they heard me screaming, and the girl called 911. After seeing them Robert went and got a bigger knife with a serrated blade from his truck and attacked me with that. He had every intention of killing me. He knew the police were going to come and he wanted to get it finished … He left me lying in the road and I thought I was going to die. I just prayed to God to save me and give me a chance.”
Melissa got a second chance, thanks to the paramedic who is now her husband, Cameron Hill.
Cameron was the first responder on the scene. He carried Melissa from the ambulance to a helicopter in order to save her life, which, luckily, he did.
Melissa told the Daily Mail, “I was weirdly giddy. I had this feeling about him.”
After two years together, Cameron surprised Melissa with a super romantic marriage proposal at a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game in 2015.
“I didn’t even want to open my heart up to anything,” the 25-year-old bride told People Magazine. “I was afraid, but then I met Cameron.”