How will this moment shape the rest of Rhona and Marlon's future?
With Marlon and Rhona both eager to propose, they both choose the same moment to do so but as Marlon dashes off to find the ring he left back at Smithy Cottage, his vision becomes impaired as he searches for the engagement ring.
As he falls to the ground, Marlon realises he's suffering from a stroke. Frightened and disorientated, Marlon desperately clings onto consciousness as he scrambles to remember the F.A.S.T. acronym.
Worried her dad has been missing for a while, April rushes home to see where he’s got to and with his consciousness fading, he barely recognises a distraught April rushing to help him as she calls for an ambulance.
In the hospital, a shaky and emotional Rhona prepares Marlon for surgery. Internally, a confused and frightened Marlon begs her to stay with him but, as he’s unable to speak, Rhona bolts from the room to disguise her breakdown.
Later, as she anxiously waits for Marlon to come round, Rhona wonders how this one moment will shape the rest of their lives.
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Emmerdale has been working closely with the Stroke Association on Marlon’s story.
Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time. It's vital to know the signs of a stroke in yourself or someone else. The FAST test helps you spot the most common signs:
Facial weakness: Can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms?
Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Time to call 999: If you see any of these signs.
If you spot any signs of a stroke, don't wait. Call 999 straight away. Acting FAST will give the person the best chance of survival and recovery.
If you need further information or support please visit the Stroke Association website.
Stroke changes lives in an instant, but the brain can adapt. If you think you or someone you know is having a stroke, Act FAST as a stroke is a medical emergency.