My child writes about his ill health condition; how can I learn more?

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Hi, I've been writing my sponsored child for almost a year and enjoy getting updates. A couple months ago he wrote that his mother had passed away and he is now living with his grandmother. In his latest letter, he writes, "At the moment I am not playing soccer due to my health condition but I still like it. My body has become weak and I am not able to play." It might just be a passing sickness... but to me it sounds much more serious, and I'm so worried! My sponsored child is so young I'm not sure he would answer my questions about his health correctly, and I also don't want to alarm him. I would love to know what he's dealing with to pray for him better. Is it possible that the Center Director can be contacted for an update? 
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Karen Pimpo

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Hi Karen! Thank you so much for your care and concern for sweet Allan. I know reading things like that in a letter can be so worrisome when you love your kiddo! Sadly, due to health and privacy regulations, we are not able to share information regarding the status of your child’s health. I know this is hard to hear, but please know the project staff love Allan. They are involved in his life and are ensuring he is getting the support and medical attention that is needed. I encourage you to write your child and ask the specific questions you have. I know he is young, but you could phrase your questions simply. He also has a tutor helping him respond to your letters. To help ensure your questions are not missed, it’s helpful to number and highlight each question, as well as add a question mark to the end of each one. If your child feels comfortable sharing this information, he will in his letters, and if not, prayer is a great resource. Again, I'm very sorry we can't inquire further about Allan's health. :( Thank you for all you do to care for him.
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Great, thank you! That helps a lot.

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