Charity Dingle terrified after family tragedy in Emmerdale

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TROUBLED times are ahead for Charity Dingle as her family is hit with massive tragedy next week.

The Woolpack landlady is devastated when her granddaughter Sarah encounters health issues in Emmerdale.

Tragedy strikes Charity’s family harmony

The Woolpack landlady is terrified when her granddaughter Sarah hyperventilates

Her health has often been in jeopardy

Sarah (Katie Hill) has always made it clear she is aware she won’t live to be her late great-grandmother Faith’s age.

The seventeen-year-old’s health has often been in jeopardy since her early childhood.

She was initially diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Fanconi anaemia, which led to her needing a bone marrow transplant.

Later on in 2017, Sarah battled throat cancer before suffering from heart failure, caused by her chemotherapy treatment.

The youth underwent a heart transplant and was stabilised with the help of meds.

But the teen is in for another trip to hospital in upcoming scenes of the Yorkshire-based soap.

Coming up on ITV, Sarah comes stumbling down the stairs, struggling to breathe.

Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) is mortified but manages to instruct her partner Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb) to call an ambulance as Sarah hyperventilates.

Sarah is rushed to A&E and wheeled off for medical treatment as an emotional Charity is held by Mackenzie.

She then confides in the hunk, worried about her granddaughter’s life expectancy.

But when Chloe clocks a doctor walking purposefully towards them, her concerns turn to fear as she knows there’s news.

Will Sarah make it?

Not everything is as it seems and Sarah’s health issues didn’t turn up out of nowhere.

As viewers know, Charity is unaware that Mackenzie Boyd has been feeling guilty over his one night stand with Chloe Harris (Jessie Elland).

While Chloe is happy to keep the secret, Mackenzie grows increasingly aware he needs to be honest, particularly since Charity gave the mother-to-be a place to stay when was kicked out of her home by her sister Amy Wyatt.

Overwhelmed and awash with guilt, Mack reveals to Chloe he’ll be telling Charity about their baby.

Chloe is flummoxed as Mack refuses to back down, ready to face the consequences of his actions that same day.

But in an attempt to save her from the fallout, he encourages Chloe to leave.

She categorically refuses to be thrown to the wolves by him, knowing she has nowhere to go, and stands her ground.

Just as they’re about to both come clean, Sarah’s health turmoil gets in the way… as she listened to their conversation, lurking in the shadows.

What’s in store for them?

Emmerdale airs weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.

Sarah is taken to hospital

But the cause of her trip to A&E is close to home
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