Monday, June 30, 2014



Mary Beth Kur, Charlevoix attorney

Announced her candidacy in February and had an article in the Petoskey News Review on February 8, 2014.
In that article, in the second paragraph, it stated that Mary Beth Kur, is a Charlevoix Native-
            -           That is not true ( a lie).  Mary Beth Brown, her maiden name, was raised in Flint                              Michigan.  Why does she not want to acknowledge that she was raised in flint.                              People need to Google her name and George Crear III. 

Also in that article, the paper notes that Kur “launched a bold early campaign this week taking out a billboard on US 31 announcing her candidacy.
            -           This billboard violated the law by not having the proper identification on the                           billboard and this has been turned over to the elections bureau.
Kur is also the same person who was sued by numerous persons in two different lawsuits in the prosecutor’s office while she was in charge.
            -           Jarema claimed that Kur misappropriated money while she was in office.  Kur                              gave him a judgement of $50,000 three weeks before going to trial.
            -           Ward and Rozema sued Kur for her hostile treatment after they gave depositions                                     in the Jarema suit.  This case went to a jury trial and the jury, after 6 hours,                                  awarded a 1 MILLION DOLLAR JUDGMENT PLUS ATTORNEY FEES-                             TOTALING OVER 1.2 MILLION DOLLARS.
            -           The retaliatory actions cited included harassment, assignment manipulation,                             verbal comments, gestures, threatening conversations and confrontations. 
       -      Kur asked that her depositions be sealed so that the public would not know of                              claims of pornographic material in the prosecutor's office, "misuse of county                                   funds" and "witness tampering by prosecutor Kur in the (John) Jarema case."

In a civil case, the “winning party” gets a judgment.  These cases did not settle.  These were not settlements but judgments.  Instead of going to trial with Jarema, Kur gave him a judgment instead of going to trial.   Ward and Rozema got a jury verdict. 
-           Kur’s website claims that she is endorsed by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sauter.  He is a former            prosecutor of Eaton county and was a paid expert at $150 per hour to testify on her        behalf in the Ward/Rozema trial, which resulted in a one million dollar verdict against Kur.  The news article stated that he and another former prosecutor expected to get paid             $3,000 each for their testimony.        Petoskey News Review May 12, 2005

-             Kur endorsed Telgenhof during his campaign for county prosecutor.  Telgenhof has already   been fined $1,500 from the state for not following the law in the election.   Telgenhof has assaulted his wife, bounced checks and kept his landlord’s property.   He is under           investigation for perjury.  This endorsement goes straight to Kur’s character and her flawed   character has no place in such an esteemed position as circuit judge.

-             Kur is damaged goods, she should never be in a government position to manage persons             based on her track record.  There are 1.3 million reasons [dollars] that she cannot manage           persons and 1.3 million reasons why she shouldn’t be judge. 


Judge: Jarema-Kur case like 'a skunk in the courtroom'

Saying it was like letting a skunk in the courtroom, Circuit Judge Thomas Power on Wednesday cautiously allowed the defense in the high-stakes Ward-Rozema case to refer to the politically charged Jarema-Kur lawsuit that was settled out of court two years ago.
Power permitted the defense to present evidence that contradicted the claim that then-prosecutor Mary Beth Kur had created a hostile work environment for plaintiffs Sandra Ward and Jacqueline Rozema in retaliation for depositions they gave in the Jarema lawsuit.
The two, members of Kur's support staff, allege they suffered a combined economic loss of more than $857,000 as well as extensive non-economic loss for stress and health problems related to the stress resulting from the alleged abusive treatment.
Former Charlevoix County workers Ward, Rozema, awarded $500,000 each

CHARLEVOIX - The six-member Charlevoix Circuit Court jury found that former Charlevoix County prosecutor Mary Beth Kur "constructively discharged" her former employees Sandra Ward and Jacqueline Rozema through abusive behavior that created intolerable working conditions in the office, and awarded them approximately $500,000 each in damages.
The unanimous verdict came at the end of a seven-day trial of the suits that had earlier been dismissed by Grand Traverse Circuit Judge Thomas Power for lack of merit. Power later allowed the suits to be heard under an amended complaint based on the state's Whistleblowers Act.
Kur said she was "stunned" by the verdict, which she said would be appealed. She said she would have no further comment.
County clerk Jane Brannon said the county's insurance carrier will be responsible for paying the judgment.

Taped deposition sealed

 CHARLEVOIX - A judge has sealed a videotaped deposition by Prosecutor Mary Beth Kur in a pair of whistleblower lawsuits that Kur's attorney said are "fraught with political undertones."
      Grand Traverse Circuit Court Judge Thomas Power, who is hearing the suits, ordered the deposition sealed on a request from attorney Dennis Taylor of Traverse City, who is representing Kur and Charlevoix County.
      Taylor argued the depositions contained "irrelevant, slanderous and potentially personally or professionally damaging" testimony. 
      That included claims of pornographic material in the prosecutor's office, "unsubstantiated claims involving school and legal issues involving prosecutor Kur's young son" and unsubstantiated allegations of "misuse of county funds" and "witness tampering by prosecutor Kur in the (John) Jarema case."
      Attorney Grant Parsons of Traverse City, who is representing county employees Sandra Ward and Jacqueline Rozema in their lawsuits, questioned the sealing of Kur's deposition.
      "Why close the record on a public official for something they did at work?" he said.
      Kur defended the action.
      "I don't have anything to hide," she said. "(But) if someone asks you a question like, 'When did you stop beating your wife?' you can't un-ring that bell.

Charlevoix prosecutor loses to former employee

CHARLEVOIX - Charlevoix County Prosecutor Mary Beth Kur fired her then-chief deputy, John Jarema, two years ago.
      Now it's Jarema who will likely be taking over the prosecutor's job, and it's Kur leaving office.
      Jarema stunned his incumbent former boss in Tuesday's Republican primary, winning a narrow victory.
      Jarema outpaced Kur 2,825-2,661 with only Eveline Township not reporting late Tuesday.
      Jarema will be the overwhelming favorite against Green Party prosecutor candidate Ellis Boal in the Nov. 2 general election.
      Kur said she called Jarema's home telephone late Tuesday night and left a message on his answering machine, conceding defeat. Attempts to reach Jarema for comment late Tuesday were unsuccessful.
      The Kur-Jarema campaign was one of the most interesting - and contentious - of all the northern Michigan primary races.
      Jarema received a $50,000 settlement from the county last year after filing a whistleblower's lawsuit claiming he was fired as he attempted to expose alleged corruption and mismanagement in Kur's office. Kur consistently denied any wrongdoing.
      Jarema promised to be a more in-court prosecutor, blasting Kur's record of rarely handling trials herself. Kur, in turn, throughout her campaign said Jarema lacked experience and a grasp of the job's requirements.
      Kur heavily outpaced Jarema in campaign fund-raising. She declined to speculate on the reason for her ouster.


  East Jordan voter Allison MacKay seemed as enthusiastic about voting against Kur as she did for Jarema.
      "I'm going to vote her out," MacKay said, as she headed toward the polls.
      MacKay said Jarema "seems more honest, straightforward." She said of Kur, "there's too much politics there.


          -         Running on community service- elected to the school board, past                                  charlevoix county commissioner-

          -         she ran for county commissioner by pledging to eliminate the health                          insurance, then took the health insurance when she was a commissioner-              see article below.
                     -         said she was wrong about it? 
                     -         she lied-  plain and simple
          -         she then resigned from the board and nominated her dad to take her seat
                     -         see article below
                     -         any more than the good ole’ boys club
                     -         good ole’ boys club
                               -         endorsed Telgie- the wife beater, who now supports her
                                         -         by endorsing him, she endorsed his character
                               -         they have been law partners for 10+ years-  good ole boy                                          club is she is judge




          -         Snyder was on the board and chair of the personnel committee when the                               county stopped insurance on Rozema-  see article.
                     -         this cost the county another 275,000.00

Charlevoix commissioner admits campaign promise was in error

Charlevoix County Commissioner Valerie Snyder, who campaigned in 2002 on a promise that if elected she would work to eliminate health benefits for part-time county employees, last year was compensated $11,737 for Blue Cross and $752 for dental benefits, according to county records.
"I believe I was wrong about my campaign promise," Snyder told the News-Review. "I did not appreciate the amount of time and the limited compensation that commissioners get.
"The other consideration is we had a change in circumstances in our family situation and I felt it was necessary to take advantage of the health insurance coverage available."

Valerie Snyder resigns from Charlevoix board, father Josh Barnes steps in

CHARLEVOIX - Two-term Charlevoix County Commissioner Valerie Snyder provided her colleagues with a bit of high drama at Wednesday's board meeting. Actually, several bits.
After listening to a detailed presentation of a proposed regulation that would ban smoking in public and private workplaces in the four-county health district, Snyder changed her position and cast the decisive vote to make Charlevoix the third county to adopt the measure.
The proposal, already approved unanimously by the Emmet and Otsego county boards, provides that all four boards in the health district must approve the measure before it can go into effect. Only Antrim has yet to vote, and a no vote by Snyder would have doomed the proposal.
Snyder then announced her resignation from the board, effective today (Thursday), citing her pending move to Henderson, Nev., with her husband, Mark, and two children, allowing that she would return to Charlevoix for the summer.
And finally, Snyder prevailed on the board to appoint her father, former Charlevoix mayor and one of the founders of LexaLite, Josh Barnes, as her replacement on the board until an election can be held for the position in August.
The vote was unanimous, with Snyder abstaining.

Rozema suit against Charlevoix County settled

CHARLEVOIX - Jacqueline Rozema, who was awarded a half-million dollar settlement last May in a suit against Charlevoix County and her one-time employer, former county prosecutor Mary Beth Kur, has settled a second suit against the county for an undisclosed amount.
County clerk Jane Brannon told the News-Review on Tuesday that Rozema's suit for the medical benefits she alleged had been denied her was settled in December of last year.
She said papers confirming the settlement were recently filed with the clerk's office. Brannon told the News-Review the settlement could not be disclosed to the public.
In her suit Rozema claimed damages of at least $400,000 for medical benefits she alleged were denied her when she was "constructively discharged" by Kur.
Rozema claimed that prior to resigning, she had been assured that she was entitled to, and would receive, retirement health benefits for herself and her husband for life upon retirement.
She claimed that two days after she and her colleague Sandra Ward were awarded more than $1 million by a Charlevoix County Circuit Court jury, the county terminated her health benefits.
Rozema claimed the denial of health benefits was a violation of the Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act, which was the basis for the suit she and Ward had filed against the county and Kur.
At the time of filing, Brannon said Rozema was not entitled to the health benefits. Brannon said that in order to retain retiree health benefits Rozema would have to draw a pension, but she was not eligible to retire because she did not have enough years of service credit.
In May 2005, a six-member jury found that Kur had "constructively discharged" Rozema and Ward through abusive behavior that created intolerable working conditions in the office.
The verdict came at the end of a seven-day trial of the suits that had earlier been dismissed by Grand Traverse Circuit Judge Thomas Power for lack of merit. Power later allowed the suits to be heard under an amended complaint based on the state's Whistleblowers Act.
Rozema and Ward alleged they were made victims of "serial retaliation" and "workplace violence" by Kur for testifying under subpoena in a Whistleblowers lawsuit brought against Kur and the county by John Jarema after he was fired as chief assistant prosecutor in 2002.
Jarema was subsequently elected Charlevoix County prosecutor.



Bill & Hillary Clinton: A Life of Violating People

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Clintons' Greatest Shame: Chelsea is the biological daughter of Webb Hubbell and not Bill Clinton!

The Clintons’ Greatest Shame:

Chelsea Clinton is the biological daughter of Webb Hubbell and not Bill Clinton

By Robert Morrow 512-306-1510, email:

            Oh, yes she is!

            In 2007 I had a conversation with then TIME reporter Karen Tumulty. I was calling her and asking why TIME was not covering all the dirty tactics and criminal private detective terror campaigns that the Clintons had long used to frighten Bill’s sex victims and former girlfriends into silence.

            Tumulty astoundingly told me “We are not going to re-litigate the 1990’s.”

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Peeking burglar.

Burglar or police officer?
A little-known police tactic allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, and then leave quietly without notifying the homeowner. These searches, affectionately known as “sneak and peek” warrants, have been performed at a rapidly rising rate since 9/11.


Sneak and Peek warrants in actuality a more extreme version of the over-used “no-knock” raids that we cover so often. After seeking out a judge’s authorization, police are allowed to secretly break into private property without first announcing themselves or presenting the subject of the search with a signed warrant. Using this variety of warrant, officers intentionally wait until the subject is not present. The operations are performed covertly, and with the intention of masking the fact that any police activity took place.
The entire premise encourages government agents to adopt the tactics of criminals in order to gain access to property: breaking and entering, sneaking around, stealing, and risking a surprise confrontation with an unsuspecting civilian.


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If  Michigan were a country, it would put people in prison more often than Russia does.That’s one of the takeaways from a new analysis of incarceration rates by the Prison Policy Initiative that breaks the U.S. rate out by all 50 states. The U.S. leads the world in the percentage of citizens behind bars as a whole, but some states are far above that mark.
The U.S. imprisons people at a rate of 716 people per 100,000 of population, but 22 states actually exceed that rate, with Louisiana’s rate being the highest at 1,341 people per 100,000.
Michigan’s rate is below the national rate, at 628 inmates per 100,000, but that’s still high enough to exceed every other country in the world.

The UN Is Positioning to Lock Down the US

Dave Hodges
June 26, 2014

Not on my watch!
Not on my watch!

I have been writing that my military sources tell me that their greatest fears are beginning to become realized because the United States will be, in the relatively near future, this country will be under martial law and the bulk of the occupation force will be comprised by foreign troops operating under the flag of the United Nations.
Under the heading, “Hiding in plain sight”, the United Nations is advertising for the following position:
Posting Title: Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer, P4
Department/Office: Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Duty Station: New York
Job Description: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration or related area. Experience working within peacekeeping, peace-building or development programmes operations is desirable. Experience with small arms control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, economic recovery is desirable. Experience coordinating multiple partner agencies, funds or programmes is desirable.


Meet the Man Who Will Be In Charge of the UN Takeover of America

Meet your soon-to-be new United Nations Governor. He orchestrated the Gulf crisis and now he will be "managing" the border crisis.
In Part One, I detailed how the United Nations is posturing to seize American guns as a prelude to martial law. If you have not read Part One, it will be helpful to do so before reading the rest of this article.
Any police detective will tell you that it is sometimes necessary to look at the facts of an old crime in order to solve a new crime. If one wants to understand the forces at work which are posturing to enslave America, one has to first take a summary look at the forces behind the so-called Gulf Oil Spill because many of the players, one in particular, will prominently figure in what is coming.

The Genesis of Our Present Demise

Before we can solve the soon-to-be-crime in which the UN completes its pre-positioning of its assets and moves to seize American guns and impose martial law under the umbrella of a completely manufactured crisis, we need to take a retrospective peek at what happened in the Gulf Oil Spill.
Shortly following the Gulf Oil Spill, I wrote a seven part series which exposed the conspiracy, which in part, blew the lid off the event by demonstrating the money movement prior to the explosion was orchestrated. Yes, I am saying that this was a false flag event. Proving this assertion is as easy as counting 1-2-3. The players involved in the Great Gulf Coast Holocaust were the following:
1. British Petroleum was the owner of the oil being removed from the floor of the Gulf. BP CEO Tony Hayward sold 40% of his BP holdings in the weeks prior to the spill and paid off his mortgage on his estate in Kent, England, avoided staggering losses. And true to form involving the pattern of perpetuating a false flag event with media complicity, on June 8, 2010, less than six weeks following the oil spill, BP bought Google and Yahoo Search Terms, related to the oil spill, in an obvious attempt to conceal as much of the truth as possible from the public.
2. Halliburton was drilling at the base of the Deepwater Horizon. Very coincidentally, only 11 days before, on April 9, 2010, Halliburton purchased Boots and Coots for a quarter of a billion dollars. Just who is Boots and Coots? Coincidentally, they are the largest oil clean up firm in the world And when the explosion took place 11 days later, wasn’t it fortunate that Halliburton was there armed with Boots and Coots as they capitalized on their timely good fortune. Subsequently, Halliburton’s profits increased 83% in just 3 months following the Gulf Oil Crisis subsequent to the clean-up efforts. It was simply raining coincidences!
3. Goldman Sachs and Transocean instituted a “put option” on Transocean’s stock for preferred Transocean insiders the very morning of the explosion. Transocean boldly walked away with a $270 million dollar profit immediately following the explosion because they had doubly indemnified the rig only weeks prior to the explosion through Lloyds of London. This alone should have been enough to trigger a massive investigation. The subsequent cover-up for this event began in 2007, three years before the event, as Goldman Sachs reorganized Transocean, the owner of the destroyed oil rig, into a Cayman Island corporation. In doing so, it made Transocean virtually impossible for Congress to investigate and  subsequently discipline the perpetrators. 
Oh, and the President got his hands dirty as well. The late Bob Chapman, while appearing on the Alex Jones Show in June of 2010, revealed that  Obama’s only asset holder, Vanguard I and Vanguard II, dramatically sold off BP stock only few weeks before Gulf oil explosion. Chapman also revealed that “According to this FSB report the largest seller of BP stock in the weeks before this disaster occurred was the American investment company known as Vanguard who through two of their financial arms (Vanguard Windsor II Investor and Vanguard Windsor I Investor) unloaded over 1.5 million shares of BP stock saving their investors hundreds of millions of dollars, chief among them was President Obama. The FSB further estimates in this report that through Obama’s three accounts in the Vanguard 500 Index Fund he stands to make another $100 million over the next 10 years as their largest stock holding is in the energy giant Exxon Mobil which they believe will eventually acquire BP and all of their assets for what will be essentially a “rock bottom” price and which very predictably BP has hired Goldman Sachs to advise them on.” Watch the entire interview below.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

U.S. Enablers, Media Censorship, and Resulting Combination of Tragedies, Terrorist Success And International Chaos

Treatise on U.S. Government Corruption, Media Censorship,
And History of Harm to People Worldwide,
Including the American People
This documentary is another attempt to inform the American public of the corrupt  conduct of their leaders in the three branches of the federal government, and the lapdog cover-up by U.S. media, and the continuing deadly consequences.
The information is provided by Captain Rodney Stich, the congregator of information from several dozen insiders that were professionals in key government operations.

PAA Flight 103    TWA Flight 800

U.S. Invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan
Destabilized the Entire Middle East
U.S. politicians lied the American public into invading Afghanistan and Iraq, neither of which had any knowledge or role in the 9/11 attacks. Those acts, ordered by U.S. politicians, killed and maimed tens of thousands; made several million of suffering refugees; converted nations into civil wars; and converted a small group of al Qaeda terrorists into armies of terrorists wanting to kill Americans. And  much more harm to the American people, which will affect their children and grandchildren.
When 9/11 occurred, Iraq was relatively stable, no threat to the United States, and hostile to any terrorist activities. With President George Bush (Jr.) leading, almost every member of the House and Senate approved starting a war with Iraq. Blatant lies that were easily disputed by an Internet search were given to the American people.
Afghanistan was also relatively stable under the harsh leadership of the Taliban. President Bush started the war against Afghanistan, killing  thousands, first by carpet bombing from high-flying aircraft. The excuse used? A small band of al Qaeda resided in remote areas of the country.
The Taliban offered to turn the small band of al Qaeda personnel over to a third country for trial, as was done in prosecuting  the alleged bombers ofPan Am Flight 103. This was refused by the trigger-happy president from Texas.
Ironically, the countries in which the 9/11 bombers operated involved the United States, Europe, and Canada, more than Afghanistan.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Depleted Uranium - Gulf War Syndrome

Fatima Ahmed was born in Fallujah with deformities that include two heads

Baby Fatima Ahmed was born in Fallujah, Iraq with deformities that include two heads.

In September 2009, Fallujah General Hospital, Iraq, had 170 new born babies, 24% of whom were dead within the first seven days, a staggering 75% of the dead babies were classified as deformed.

This can be compared with data from the month of August in 2002 where there were 530 new born babies of whom six were dead within the first seven days and only one birth defect was reported.

Doctors in Fallujah have specifically pointed out that not only are they witnessing unprecedented numbers of birth defects but what is more alarming is:


Iraqi Birth Defects Worse than Hiroshima

(warning: graphic images)
The United States may be finished dropping bombs on Iraq, but Iraqi bodies will be dealing with the consequences for generations to come in the form of birth defects, mysterious illnesses and skyrocketing cancer rates.
Al Jazeera’s Dahr Jamail reports that contamination from U.S. weapons, particularly Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions, has led to an Iraqi health crisis of epic proportions. “[C]hildren being born with two heads, children born with only one eye, multiple tumours, disfiguring facial and body deformities, and complex nervous system problems,” are just some of the congenital birth defects being linked to military-related pollution.
In certain Iraqi cities, the health consequences are significantly worse than those seen in the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of WWII.
(Dr Samira Alani/Al Jazeera])
(Dr Samira Alani/Al Jazeera])
The highest rates are in the city of Fallujah, which underwent two massive US bombing campaigns in 2004. Though the U.S. initially denied it, officials later admitted using white phosphorous. In addition, U.S. and British forces unleashed an estimated 2,000 tons of depleted uranium ammunitions in populated Iraqi cities in 2003.

Birth Deformaties and Congenital Defects Among Desert Storm Babies

C. BIRTH DEFORMITIES & CONGENITAL DEFECTS AMONG DESERT STORM BABIES"Life" (11/95) featured a special report entitled: "The Tiny Victims of Desert Storm", which described in heart-rending detail (with numerous photos) how the children of our veterans are being born with horrendous disfiguring birth defects.

The article was subtitled, "When our soldiers risked their lives in the Gulf, they never imagined that their children might suffer the consequences - - or that their country would turn its back on them."In the months and years following Desert Storm, thousands of babies have been born to vets with horrible deformities (missing limbs, one eye, missing ears, incomplete or missing organs - reminiscent of the Thalidomide babies of the 1950s - but in far greater numbers. [ED. NOTE: Thalidomide was another experimental drug (administered to pregnant mothers) which went awry].

Meanwhile, the Department of Defense is working overtime to cover up the crisis with Gulf War babies, denying it exists, denying benefits or medical assistance to veterans with birth defected children, and even going so far as to censor the "Life" article cited above off of the Internet.Dr. William Campbell Douglass is the editor of the "Second Opinion" newsletter and author of the book, "Who Killed Africa" (about how the World Health Organization smallpox inoculations may have triggered the AIDS epidemic in Africa).

Dr. Douglass, a close friend of this writer, wrote in his January 1994 newsletter regarding Gulf War Illness: "The symptoms are now having serious repercussions. Half or more of the babies born to Gulf War vets since the war have had some sort of birth defect or blood disorder"."Nation Magazine" (1/95) estimates that 67% of babies being born to Gulf War vets who are ill are having serious birth problems.

Over half of the babies now being born in Iraq today have deformities or major birth defects, according to reports Dr. Garth and Nancy Nicolson have received.According to the "Life Magazine" article: "In 1975, a landmark Swedish study concluded that low-level exposure to nerve and mustard gases could cause both chronic illness and birth defects. The Pentagon denies the presence of such chemicals during the Gulf War. [ED. NOTE: Even though over 18,000 chemical alarms sounded during the Gulf War]' but the Czech and British governments say their troops detected both kinds of gas during the war.

A 1994 report by the General Accounting Office says that: American soldiers were exposed to 21 potential reproductive toxicants, any of which might have harmed them or their future children."A number of examples of babies born to Gulf War vets with devastating birth defects were cited in the "Life Magazine" article:1) Kennedi Clark (Age 4) - Born to Darrell (an Army paratrooper in the Gulf War) and Shona Clark. "Kennedi's face is grotesquely swollen sprinkled with red, knotted lumps. She was born without a thyroid. If not for daily hormone treatments, she would die. What disfigures her features, however, is another congenital condition: hemangiomas, benign tumors made of tangled red blood vessels. Since she was a few weeks old, they have been popping up all over - on her eyelids, lips, etc."(2) Lea Arnold (Age 4) - Born to Richard and Lisa Arnold. Richard was a civilian helicopter mechanic (working for Lockheed) with the Army's 1st Cavalry Division during the Gulf War. "Lea was born with spina bifida, a split in the backbone that causes paralysis and hydrocephalus (i.e. water on the brain). She needed surgery to remove three vertebrae."Today, she cannot move her legs or roll over. A shunt drains the fluid from her skull. Her upper body is so weak that she cannot push herself in a wheelchair on carpeting. To strengthen her bones, she spends hours in a contraption that holds her upright.