As many of you may know Chad's Facebook fan page
recently was removed. This is what I posted to that page before it was
As I sit down to write this post I have very mixed emotions. I almost
am not sure how to say what I need to say. Chad and I have made the
decision to remove this page the middle of next week. I wanted to give
everyone the chance to wish Chad
the best for his future and I will share your messages with him.
As many of you may know Chad is currently pursuing a new career and
while he loves you, his fans, the new chapter in his life would be
made more difficult with such an official online presence.
For now Chad Allen Online (www.chadallenonline.com)
will remain open. It too will most likely go away late spring/early
summer. I asked to keep it online that long because of the site's
importance to my relationship with my future husband. We first met
because he posted a message to the site back in April of 2002.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you, on my behalf as well as
Chad's for being the best fans ever. You have not only made this page
fun to run the last few years (and Chad Allen Online for the last 17
years) but we have together raised a ton of money to help others in
need. You guys and gals are amazing. Thank you.
I also want to take the chance to say thanks to Chad. He means very
much to me and makes a huge difference in my life. I have made friends
all over the world in addition to my future husband. I got to see
wonderful things, New York City twice, the Sundance Film Festival, I
got to meet Judith Light, Robert Gant and the cast of Save Me on the
set and at the World Premiere. And some day, I will still get to visit
Disneyland with him!
This isn't good bye but see you later because you never know what the
future will bring.
With lots of love as always,
PS I would be very much remiss if I didn't mention a few individuals
who I need to especially thank. First off Michael Krantz, when I first
started this site he was the first person to sign up for our mailing
list and has remained my friend and a fan for all these years; Jeff
St. Louis, my bud, my helper, Jeff first served as a reporter for CAO
covering a play Chad did many many years ago then joined the CAO staff
for the meet and greet we did with Chad after a performance of Chad's
play Temporary Help in New York City in 2002, since he has become my
neighbor and technical adviser for the site; John McDonald for
providing hosting for Chad Allen Online for the last many years;
Annica Stromquist, who was my assistant webmaster for Chad Allen
Online for many years in the early days, she has since moved on to
bigger and better things but the site would not be nearly what is is
today without her assistance; Emmie Busch, who has helped me run this
page for the last few years as a moderator and contributor. Finally to
my future husband Scott Bates, who has been a wonderful contributor to
the site over the years helping with the fans that are looking for an
ear when they need help.
I have decided that this page will close on June 7th. The weekend
following Chad's birthday. It has been an amazing ride! Thank you.