I grew up in Lisburn (N. Ireland) with my father (Geoffrey) and my brothers (Michael, Thomas, Colin and Samson). My mother left home after my youngest brother was born, and she has now been missing for 19 years. My father worked as a groundskeeper at Lisburn Cricket Club until he retired in 2015. I went to school Killowen Primary School, then Fort Hill Integrated College before moving to Belfast in 2008. I graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a BA degree in Irish and Politics in 2011. I got a job with the BBC working in Belfast and taught myself to drop my Irish accent. After 4 years I was promoted and given a role in reporting foreign affairs. In April 2017 I was moved to Chernarus to be the BBC correspondent for the region, mostly to report on the growing tensions. I was contracted to stay for a year but now, since the outbreak, I'm stuck. I've had no communications from the BBC or anyone from back home. I just want to survive and find a way to go home.