My Child Looks Unwell in Recent Photo

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I recently received an updated picture of my child, which I was ecstatic to receive! I'm always thrilled to receive any photos/videos/letters! My happiness turned to concern when I looked at it though. Her eyes look almost half-swollen shut when compared with the cute, doll-like eyes in her 2 previous photos. Are you sure this is her? If it is, is there any way to check on how well she is? Another reason I wonder is the long pause between letters, though I realize her age is a big part of that. Also, I saw elsewhere that you could send JPEG versions of photos to us and wondered if you'd be able to do that for me please, especially the first ones? Thanks for your help!
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Hi Lisa! I am so sorry that this photo of Wendlassida has caused you so much concern for her health! Looking at the photo, I actually think she was just halfway through blinking when the photo was snapped. That happens sometimes and we don't always catch the photos like this before they are placed on sponsor accounts. I am going to send an inquiry to get a new photo taken of her, which can take between six and eight weeks to be completed by the country office in Burkina Faso.

Children are required to write letters to their sponsors twice a year whether they are receiving letters back or not. If they are receiving consistent letters from their sponsors, the child can be expected to write up to six letters per year. I do see that you have written to her twice this year though! Thank you so much for sending encouragement to your precious girl :). I also checked on her letters to you, and we have another one in process as we speak. You should see another letter from Wendlassida on your account soon!

I'll get the jpegs of her photos emailed to you here shortly as well :)!
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Oh, Sarah, thanks so much! You've relieved my mind and I'm hopeful she was just blinking. I look forward to a new picture with much anticipation -- that's so wonderful! :-) I also want to add that I love the new quality postcard photo.

I appreciate the correspondence update too with such welcome news and can't wait to read her next letter!

You made my whole day, Sarah - thank you! Though new to this forum, I've noticed your answers are on many posts, so I'm sure your kindness is a great help to many who visit these boards for help. God bless you!

~Lisa-Marie
Ps. 73:26
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Thank you, Lisa-Marie for your sweet reply! You've made my whole day as well :). I will let you know when I receive the response from the Burkina Faso office regarding Wendlassida's photo. In the meantime, just keep being a wonderful sponsor for this precious girl!

P.S. That Bible verse is one of my favorites as well ;).

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