“Gary has completed his Challenge, to count 1 to 100 after losing his speech to a severe stroke, he has risen to the challenge. Another true Hero who never gives in,” Pauline wrote on her Twitter, accompanied by the clip.
The campaign asks individuals to overcome a challenge centering around the number 100, which marks what would have been famous fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday. Moore was a British Army officer who raised more than $45 million for Covid relief.
In addition to counting to 100, Pauline also posted a video of Gary practicing to order his favorite coffee from Starbucks - which he absolutely nailed.
“Gary is ready for Starbucks. This took us approx 2 months to get it locked in, but a little more control of his own life makes him very happy. And of course the girls in Starbucks love his daily efforts, so patient with him,” Pauline wrote.
The challenge has also garnered attention from celebrities, such as Judi Dench and David Beckham, who did 100 keepy-uppies to kick off the challenge last Friday.