Heartwarming moment of stroke victim, 58, counts to 100 for the first time since collapse while on holiday in Spain two years ago robbed him of his speech
- Gary Yates, 58, practiced for weeks to achieve the main achievement of raising money
- It was on the occasion of Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday, who raised £ 1,000
- Gary was unable to speak after suffering a stroke while on vacation in Spain two years ago
A man who suffered a massive stroke that left him unable to speak more than two years ago managed to count out loud to 100 after being inspired by Captain Tom Moore.
Gary Yates, 58, practiced for weeks to achieve the most important feat, which was Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday.
He has managed to raise over £ 1,000 for The Stroke Association.
Pauline used to work as a wig specialist but gave up her job to take care of Gary full time after suffering a stroke while on vacation in Spain
Gary, who is originally from Leicester but now lives in Switzerland, is cared for by his wife Pauline, 66.
Pauline used to work as a wig specialist, but gave up her job to take care of Gary full-time after suffering a stroke while on vacation in Spain.
The terrible stroke left him paralyzed along the right side of his body.
He also lost peripheral vision, short-term memory, and couldn’t read or understand simple commands.
With his wife’s support and encouragement, Gary accepted the challenge.
Pauline said of his memorable performance, “I can’t tell you how proud I am. Only I know what he had to put in there every day. He’s been practicing for weeks.
‘Gary is the kind of person who has always put life into his shoes. I am very lucky.
“He’s one of the quietest people, he never complains, he never blames life.”
When asked if she believed the achievement could be a turning point, she replied, “It’s something you can grasp on.
‘When we first saw Captain Tom on television, I looked at it and said to Gary,’ If that man of nearly 100 years can even think of doing something like that, then there are no limits to what you can do ‘.’
Gary Yates, 58, practiced for weeks to achieve the most important feat, which was Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday
Pauline said she had ‘so many’ videos of Gary trying to count.
“If people saw all the videos, they would understand what stroke does … I’m trying to make people understand that,” she said.
“He counts perfectly to 10, and then he goes,” 10, 11, 15, 79 ′. “
Gary Counting’s video has gone viral and people are responding to encouragement.
Among the exercises he practiced with his wife was pretending to order coffee.
He used hand signals to remind himself of words to remember.