Auf Wiedersehen my friends

by September 12, 2013 About Christoph Waltz Fans.com

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Dear Friends,

I would like to announce that I am stepping down as the main admin of ChristophWaltzFans.com .
ChristophWaltzFans.com has grown by leaps and bounds since our humble beginnings as the Daily Dozen on Tumblr back in 2010.  When I first had the idea for the site, it was a challenge that I set for myself: to make a fansite that would be officially recognied and to become the foremost internet presence for Christoph Waltz, a fine actor and wonderful human being.  CWF has met both goals and then some.  Along the way I have been privileged to meet and develop amazing friendships with some truly wonderful people.  I’ve seen how Hollywood works and observed what fame is really all about.  I’ve also had the opportunity to visit Los Angeles and New York City, and be a part of something that is completely removed from the world of a housewife from Pennsylvania.

However, the main reason CWF came into existence was to give myself a hobby that was easy to do and amusing enough to provide a mental break from the reality of my life:  In 2009, my darling son was diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum.  Out of necessity, I had to go on sabbatical from grad school, and devote myself to his full time rehabilitation and early intervention to ensure that he would have the absolute best care which would give him the chance to lead a normal life.  CWF provided the break I needed from the world of worry and stress that comes with being a caregiver to a special needs child.  I was able to run the website from my iPad or phone while I was in waiting rooms.  Talking about the site and planning different features and projects was a mental exercise that helped preserve my sanity and keep the worry over my son at bay.  It helped me retain an identity of my own, apart from the world of diagnoses, OT, PT, Speech, wraparound, TSS, BSC, and all the other fun things that come along with the world of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

My son started Kindergarten a month ago, in a normal school.  He brings home work done in class which is completely error-free.  His behavior chart is consistantly marked “good”.  He will always be ‘on the spectrum’, but the early intervention and intensive therapies we have done since 2009 have given him the foundation he needed to be able to excel in school and in the world.  No parent on Earth could be more proud of their child, and the way he has overcome his early setbacks.  Because of this, I now find myself in a place where I am able to restart my career path and return to graduate school.  I have been accepted to begin in January.  Until then, I am volunteering my time at my son’s school to help build and organize their library.

I feel that I have taken CWF as far as I can manage, while I am at the helm of the site.  I accomplished the goals I set out for the site and have created something that is bigger than myself, something that will last even when I am not actively participating in it.  It has been an amazing ride, and I have learned so much from the site, and all of you.  I treasure the friendships I have made, and the knowledge I have gained from the site will help me throughout my life.

I have asked Chelsea and Leyla to step in as the main admins.  Chelsea has been a fan of Mr. Waltz since 2000, and is very passionate about CWF and spreading knowledge about his career.  Leyla runs CWF Italia and has proven to be a very valuable member of the team.  I will remain in contact in an advisory role, and still retain ownership of the site, however, Chelsea will be making the decisions on the site from this point on.   I feel certain between both of them, that CWF will continue to grow and serve Mr. Waltz’s fans by providing information about his career, and maintain the respectful, dignified tone that CWF has always aspired to create.   If they decide to step down in the future I will return as admin until I can find replacements.

Thank you all so much for your support of CWF, and your friendship to me over the past four years.  You have made CWF a reality, and helped me through one of the most difficult periods of my life.  For this, I will always be grateful to you all, and to Mr. Waltz for his kindness to me and this website.

With best wishes,

Kelley (Sacher)

 

 

 

Profile photo of Jolly Joker Jolly Joker September 12, 2013 at 3:41 am

Kelley, I was shocked and deeply saddened by this post! But I hope you are moving forward to your life brighter with your family. Thank you so much what you have done to us, of course to Mr. Waltz. Please keep your eyes on CWF with lots of love. Cheers.

Profile photo of Kelley (Sacher) Kelley (Sacher) September 12, 2013 at 7:25 am

Don’t be sad! I’m not! I think that a new, enthusiastic pair of hands at the helm is exactly what CWF needs. I’m positive the site will benefit from our new admin team, and I look forward to seeing where they take it. Besides, I’m just an email away for any help/advice needed.

I’m really happy that the site has become what it is right now – something that is bigger than any one person and has the momentum and interest to keep going. When I see how many people care about this site, I feel proud and happy that I built something successful. I’m also so happy that I am in a position where there are so many good people who want to take it on and keep it going. That’s really the true reward for me.

I’m also so happy and excited to embark on the next chapter of my life, and to fufill the next dream of mine – to become a Ph.D. , open up a practice, and do vital research that will help people. It’s been my ambition in life for many many years before CWF and now the time has come where I can do it.

So it’s not a ‘goodbye’ of sorts, it’s a happy occasion 🙂

Profile photo of Ghost Ghost September 12, 2013 at 7:51 am

Dear Sacher,

I am so happy to see you fulfilling your dream of becoming a Ph.D. 😀
You will do great in this, no doubt about it!
We on CWF could not have asked for a better admin and person to start this endeavor we all have though all this years and will enjoy in the future. Without you, this wild ride would not have been possible. During countless hours of joy, we worked on this site and enjoyed watching movies together. Friendships were forged through CWF and to sum it up, we were just having a great time together!
I am sure that CWF lies in good hands with Chelsea and Leyla. And my mailbox is always open when you need my help!

Thank you for all you have done for us! 😀

Profile photo of Kelley (Sacher) Kelley (Sacher) September 12, 2013 at 10:28 am

That’s precisely it, our friendships will last even though I am not in the day-to-day stuff anymore. 🙂 BIG HUGS to you Ghost xxx you have made CWF so much better through your constant presence and help.

Profile photo of Ghost Ghost September 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Awww, thank you so much! I’m feeling honoured 😀
BIG HUGS back to you! CWF has created truly unique and special friendships and to me, that is the most important and best part of our endeavour 🙂

Profile photo of Leyla Leyla September 12, 2013 at 6:21 am

Kelley, congratulations for attending graduate school! I wish you a wonderful future with your lovely kid. Thanks for all you did for the website and thanks for the trust 🙂
If you need anything just let me know. Hugs from Italy.

Profile photo of Kelley (Sacher) Kelley (Sacher) September 12, 2013 at 7:26 am

Leyla, you and Chelsea are awesome and I know you both will guide the site in new and exciting ways together. I’m so happy you both want to take on a role in CWF and hope that if you have any problems, you’ll let me know.

Profile photo of jekkie34 jekkie34 September 12, 2013 at 7:02 am

Sacher, we couldn’t be more proud of you…..from the humble beginnings to the success of what CWF has become today…..you had set a goal, hit a few “bumps” along the way, but through hard work and perseverance, the dream became a reality.

I have all the confidence in the world that CWF will continue to run successfully in Chelsea and Leyla’s hands.

I will miss my travelling buddy. Good times, fond memories, and a friendship was forged through CWF.

We’ll always have Peru…….and NYC……and L.A.

Profile photo of Kelley (Sacher) Kelley (Sacher) September 12, 2013 at 7:17 am

I might come along for trips… >-> Don’t rule me entirely out!!!

Ingrid Harvey September 12, 2013 at 9:24 am

Bravo Shelley, wishing you all good things and the strength you obviously have to continue. My blessings, as I try to get back to acting jobs (maybe to be blessed to work with Mr. Waltz). Love & Prayers to you and your family!

Profile photo of karen alwaysthesea Karen September 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

Kelley, I am so pleased for you that your son is doing so well, and that you are able to embark on this grand new adventure! You’ll be missed (and I hope we’ll still see you now and then, maybe?). But you’re leaving the site in such good hands with Chelsea and Leyla. Thank you so much for all that you have done, and happy future adventures to you!

Profile photo of Chelsea J Ashcroft Chelsea J Ashcroft September 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

I’m completely honoured to be given this opportunity and I will try my damned hardest to keep this site as good as it is now! 🙂

I wish you well on your journey, and I’m always here if you need anything 🙂

Zizilanounouille September 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Wow you are such a great example of courage, determination and love! I don’t know if Christoph is aware of your situation but he would certainly be proud of you and what you have accomplished in your personal life and for him. I think you will never know how much this website is important for us because many don’t express their feelings but thank you, thank you so much for your time and your devotion.
I wish you the best for your son and your studies!

And special thanks to Chelsea and Leyla who keep this wonderful website alive!

Profile photo of melissa melissa September 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Best of luck to you. The story of your son is inspiring and I’m certain that with your help and love he will continue to prosper. I am new to the site but can plainly see that you have done an amazing job of which you can be proud of. I am sure that you will miss your “duties” here, but will feel just as fulfilled in your future activities. (SO happy to hear that you are helping with the library in your son’s school. I’m a librarian-and LOVE to see parents involved in their child’s school). I hope that you achieve all that you set out to do and that you continue on the successful path that you have started. Good Luck!

Profile photo of alizabeth Alizabeth September 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Awww 🙁 As a mother I respect this so much. We love you and love that you made this site what it is for the rest of us who so adore Christoph. This is my one stop shop for all updates on him.
Chelsea and Leyla will continue to be so wonderful!! All my prayers and best of wishes to you and your family Sacher!!

Profile photo of Jacqueline Gutierrez Jacqueline Gutierrez September 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Dearest Kelley (Sacher),

I just read your message. Like many other members, I was deeply saddened and shocked.
The story of your son touched my heart!
You are a wonderful human being and you and your son deserve all the best!
I want to thank you for all the wonderful and beautiful things that you have done for the CWF page and Mr. Waltz!
I also want to congratulate you for attending graduate school! 🙂
It’s going to be a very bright future and I wish you all my best! 🙂
I want to send my love and prayers to you and your son!
The CWF site is in very good hands with Leyla and Chelsea and
I have only 8 or 7 months of being part of this amazing site and
I am going to miss you and I wish you the happiest future for you and your son! 🙂

Thank you again Kelley (Sacher) for all the great, fantastic things
that you created for the CWF site!

And Thank you Chelsea and Leyla for keeping the good work for this site!

You all are the best!

Lots of hugs!

Christina September 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Thank you so much for your wonderful website! Good luck to your future and your son’s, it is truly deserved!

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