Heartwarming moment stroke victim, 58, counts to 100 for the first time since ...

Heartwarming moment stroke victim, 58, counts to 100 for the first time since collapse on holiday in Spain two years ago robbed him of his speech Gary Yates, 58, practised for weeks to achieve the major feat to raise money It was to mark the 101st birthday of Captain Sir Tom Moore which raised £1,000  Gary couldn't speak after suffering a stroke on holiday in Spain two years ago 

By Matt Drake For Mailonline

Published: 17:40 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 17:40 BST, 3 May 2021

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A man who suffered a major stroke which stopped him being able to speak more than two years ago has managed to count out loud to 100 after being inspired by Captain Tom Moore.

Gary Yates, 58, practised for weeks to achieve the major feat, which was to mark what would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore's 101st birthday.

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He has managed to raise more than £1,000 for The Stroke Association.

Pauline used to work as a wig specialist but gave up her work to care for Gary full time after he suffered the stroke while on holiday in Spain

Pauline used to work as a wig specialist but gave up her work to care for Gary full time after he suffered the stroke while on holiday 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 work to care for Gary full time after he suffered the stroke while on holiday in Spain. 

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