2019 World Press Photo Online Video of the Year. 2nd place Pictures of the Year International Multimedia News & Issue Reporting Story. Dart awards finalist. Webby honoree. Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting honorable mention.
Adayanci Pérez is one of more than 2,500 children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the 'Zero Tolerance' policy championed by Donald Trump in 2018. This 6-year-old Guatemalan girl was away from her family for three and a half months. Before going back to Guatemala, she was diagnosed with acute trauma and post traumatic stress disorder. She was never the same when she returned.