From an article on the death of child star Erin Moran:
Her distance from her California support system of former child stars may have contributed to her struggles, according to Paul Petersen, of the child-actor advocacy group A Minor Consideration.
“She was so far away in Indiana,” Petersen lamented in a Facebook post early Sunday morning. “The help she ran from was right here, as close as a call.”
Petersen, himself a former child star on “The Donna Reed Show,” said the group did its best for Moran.
“I am proud of our efforts over the years to help Erin Moran whose troubles were many and complex. Don’t doubt for a moment that we tried…sincerely tried through time and treasure…to give comfort to one of our own.
“At least a half-dozen [former child stars] were actively reaching out to Erin in the last week of her life… From Paris to London, from New York to LA, our members were in there pitching, doing what they could to help. Do not doubt that for a minute.”
NO WHERE DOES IT SAY ANY OF THEM ACTUALLY GOT OFF THEIR GOLDEN THRONES AND WENT TO HER. The help she RAN from?? Was a phone call away?? They should have GONE to her. So far away in Indiana. BS. Same distance for THEM to travel and apparently they aren’t sick. Ms. Moran WAS. You always go to them when someone is ill. Sheesh. Hollyweird strikes again.
Done ranting for today.