Sending my child letters/pictures as a chronically ill sponsor?

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Hello. I have been sponsoring my child for several years with y'all (and an additional girl in Haiti, but through Baptist Haiti Mission (Where I stayed the majority of the time). I have not recently sent Ramadhani a letter. I am wanting to and send a picture of my and my dogs. I realize it is not of the child's best interest to post a picture with certain background things such as a house, car, etc. I unfortunately have been ill with a chronic condition. He was born in 06 so he's about 10. Would it be appropriate to tell him I am sick? And if so, how detailed should I be? I personally do not mind them to know it. I am asking for the his best interest. Along those lines, a lot of my pictures that I would want to send to him are either in a hospital or some medical thing is in the picture. Like, my service dog Dove is a golden retriever, and she was in my hospital room and yawned when we took the picture and looks like she's laughing. I didn't find an answer on the main Compassion site/FAQ nor on here. I am 19. I feel so guilty for not writing him. My New Year's Resolution is to send at least one letter per month, even if it's a short one, I want him to know that I care about him and more importantly that God loves him. 
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HI Megan! We are so honored that you have chosen to love and support children in poverty through your sponsorship over the last several years! I can just tell that you really have a heart for them! And thank you for deciding to write to them more often. Each letter makes such a difference! You are not only sending words but hope in the midst of the challenges of poverty. Yes, you are more than welcome to share your condition and photos of yourself with your sponsored children. It would be great for them to get to know you and know how to pray for you. Some of our children have similar challenges and chronic illnesses. It may be encouraging for them to know that they are not alone in their struggles.  That photo of your dog yawning sounds so special and fun! I am sure they would love to see it! 

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