In an episode of Emmerdale that airs on September 26th after a distracted Cameron Murray sends little Sarah to her room, he’s wracked with guilt when his girlfriend – who is of course Sarah’s mum – Debbie finds her daughter unconscious.
As Debbie and Cameron race to get Sarah to hospital, Debbie (Charley Webb) furiously tells Cameron (Dominic Power) that if her daughter doesn’t recover, she’ll never forgive him for neglecting her.
The storyline begins as we see Cameron desperately trying to think of a way to out fox Carl King (Tom Lister) who is of course blackmailing Cameron and his former lover Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) to the tune of £30k.
So when Sarah constantly complains to him that she doesn’t feel well, and tries repeatedly to get his attention, he angrily snaps at her, telling her to go and lie down in her room…
And while he and Chas exchange calls and texts, trying to resolve the issue, Sarah – who has Fanconi Anaemia – slips into unconsciousness, and when Debbie finds her, she of course has no idea how long her daughter has been in that state.
However, once at the hospital, there’s terrible news as the medics tell Debbie that Sarah is developing leukaemia, and if she doesn’t get a bone marrow transplant fast, she may not make it.
A distraught Debbie then pleads with the doctors to induce the birth of her baby boy, who was of course conceived in order to become a so-called ‘saviour sibling’ for Sarah as his bone marrow is a match for hers.
Of the dramatic turn of events, a show insider told the Daily Star, “Debbie decides she has to have her baby now and demands to be induced.
“The only reason she got pregnant was to provide the bone marrow Sarah needs. Cameron asks her to think about what she is saying but she is adamant.
“She knew one day Sarah was going to develop leukaemia but it doesn’t make it any easier for her.”
As mentioned, we’ll see these scenes a week on Wednesday on ITV1.