96 Minutes tells the story of Jaime DeVries, Daniel Gonzalez and their son Alejandro Lupe Gonzalez, a baby boy born on January 30, 2015. Alejandro lived for only 96 minutes in his parents arms before succumbing to a congenital heart defect, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. 96 Minutes tells the story of a blended family's struggle to survive the earth-shattering tragedy of an infant's death and how they remember him to this day.
96 Minutes was published as a two part series on the front cover of the Billings Gazette in Billings, MT, on Sunday April 19th and Monday April 20th of 2015. Potes found the story and brought it to the Gazette in December of 2014 and followed Jaime, Daniel and their children until they laid Alejandro to rest a week after his birth.
Potes wrote a first-hand account of the night of Alejandro's birth and death that ran A1 in Sunday's edition. To read it, please clickhere
To view the 96 Minutes video piece, please clickhere
"96 Minutes" won a Lee Enterprises President's Award for News in November of 2015.