At 18, Fiona Hopkin got her first full-time job in a care home near Belfast.
Two months later, the coronavirus pandemic hit and the care home soon had its first case.
Fiona caught Covid-19 herself but was soon back on the frontline with her co-workers, comforting the dying.
Almost one in five of the residents in the care home died in the first wave of the pandemic.
Fiona now works in a pharmacy but her Covid experiences took a toll on her mental health.
Spotlight: Covid & Care – Searching for Answers will be on BBC One NI at 22:35 on Tuesday.