A Child with a Congenital Heart Defect
“Lucas is a beautiful five-year-old boy, full of vitality and curiosity. However, he has not always been that way. Lucas was born with a congenital heart defect that required immediate surgery after birth, and then suffered a massive stroke.
We first heard about Anat Baniel Method [NeuroMovement] when Lucas was about two-and-a-half years old. At that point, he had already been in the therapeutic system for two years and we were told that it was very likely that Lucas would never walk unassisted and not talk. Therapy was an incredibly traumatic experience for Lucas.
We decided to take Lucas for a visit with Anat Baniel. Lucas was and continues to be absolutely transformed by the work of Anat and the practitioners that she has trained.
Lucas has surpassed all of the highest hopes we held for him. He can walk, run, talk and play just as any ‘normal’ child can. He went from a fearful, withdrawn child to one who takes on every challenge he can find! He loves life!
He is a brilliant child, and it was Anat Baniel Method [NeuroMovement] that helped him to recognize his brilliance again.”
—Jackie and Lee, Mother and Father of Lucas