Story of Zoe: A Child with Global Brain Damage

We received this wonderful video from Meredith Summerville and Ben Marcovitz, along with the message below.

Their daughter Zoe suffered global brain damage from a traumatic brain injury as a result of open heart surgery shortly after birth. She has been receiving Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) NeuroMovement® lessons for three years now and has recently worked intensively with ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner Marcy Lindheimer.

Thank you, Meredith and Ben, for sharing your story with us. We’re thrilled that Zoe is doing so well!

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Click here to see the video of Zoe on Facebook.

Working with you all taught us so much about how to be Zoe’s parents….

To watch Zoe develop has been – well – so emotionally intense that it’s hard to capture it in words.

From the first visit with you all, she has been so happy. And she is just a marvel of exuberance and interest in learning…and determination. She practices the things she is learning all the time.

Her prognosis was as bleak as I have ever heard.

Now she is in a full inclusion preschool class and is starting to speak in sentences. She knows hundreds of songs. She makes jokes.

Thank you!

See you soon!!


—Meredith, Ben, Zoe & baby Ronan (who is OBSESSED with his big sister, who tries to teach him all sorts of stuff he is too young to do)

Additional Resources

Learn more about how NeuroMovement can help brain injuries.

Marcy Lindheimer is a Senior Trainer and Certified ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner in NYC. You can contact Marcy at or call 212-362-8597.


NeuroMovement takes advantage of the amazing powers of the brain to change for the better through movement, combined with the 9 Essentials. Learn More.

The 9 Essentials offer you concrete and immediate ways to easily tap into your brain’s enormous potential. Learn More.

Workshops are a great way to learn more about the Method and its 9 Essentials, and to further accelerate your progress. See our Calendar.

You can experience and benefit from this Method by doing one of our ABM NeuroMovement® DVD, CD, and Online Programs. View our products.

A powerful way to be introduced to this Method is through private sessions with a certified Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Practitioner. Find a Practitioner.


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