sponsored child with medical needs

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my Sponsored child, Juan, is listed as having heart defects. Is there a way to find out his prognosis and what treatment plans may be in place?
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ann

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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Ann! Thank you so much for reaching out to us today. Due to health and privacy regulations, we are not able to share information regarding the status of your child’s health. I am so sorry if this is hard to hear, but please know the project staff love Juan! 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. To help ensure your questions are not missed, it’s helpful to number and highlight each question. If your child feels comfortable sharing this information they will in their letters, and if not, prayer is a great resource. :)
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ann

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Thank you for replying. I assumed this would be the answer. I am hesitant to inquire at this time with my child’s mother. Juan is just one and a half. I’ve only been sponsoring him a couple of months. As I correspond with Juan’s mom and hopefully get to know her maybe I will ask. Maybe not. I am just concerned for him and hope he is getting the medical intervention he might need. Again, thank you for replying. It is refreshing to see that CI takes the concerns of the sponsors seriously and is prompt about getting back to us..
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Sierra, Employee

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I completely understand that! The center and medical staff are definitely providing Juan with the help he needs (and the support you're sending is helping with that!). It's possible that as time goes on and you sponsor him longer, his mother will feel comfortable sharing. Until then, prayer is awesome, and please know that you are making a difference in his life. :) It's a process!