How do you deal with domestic abuse Singapore?
Story of Melissa Dohme Hill
Melissa Dohme Hill was 20 years old when she was stabbed 32 times by her ex-boyfriend. She was left bleeding by roadside.
Cameron Hill was one of the first paramedics who arrived.
After what happened in 2012, Dohme Hill went into a coma and suffered a stroke, becoming paralyzed in the process. She was unable to speak or smile.
Melissa met Cameron 1 year later and started dating soon after. Cameron proposed in 2015 and the couple wed earlier this month.
Melissa is now an advocate against domestic abuse. She has the following message to victims of domestic abuse is: “If you are currently being abused, know that you are not alone, and it is not your fault. Please reach out to your local domestic violence center for assistance on how to safely end the relationship, because ending an abusive relationship can be very dangerous.”
See: Alexandra Larkin and Sophie Lewis, “Domestic abuse survivor marries the first responder who came to her rescue”, CNN, 27 March 2017
Strict speaking, Melissa is not a victim of domestic abuse in the Singapore context. She is not married to her ex-boyfriend at the time of the abuse. Hence, if Melissa were in Singapore, she should make a police report against her ex-boyfriend, rather than head to the Family Justice Courts to make a complaint.
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