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West Yorkshire man walking 10,000 miles around coast of Australia after having stroke at 29

Sam Tee is walking 10,000 miles around the coast of Australia. Credit: ITV

A man from Wakefield has set out on a mammoth 10,000mile trek around the coast of Australia - three years after he suffered a stroke at the age of just 29.

Sam Tee, who is now 33, had to teach himself how to talk again after a blood vessel in his brain burst following a gym session.

During his recovery he met others who had suffered stroke that had led to more severe after effects - prompting him to start fundraising for stroke research.

Every stroke's different, you've got to live within your limitations, talk to your doctors and see what you can achieve.

You've just got to stay positive - appreciate the fact you're still here, be grateful for the fact you've had a stroke.

– Sam Tee

The former Leeds Metropolitan University student moved to Australia eight years ago to play cricket and eventually settled Down Under.

He claims he was in the best shape of his life when the stroke happened - he had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa just a few weeks before.

In November his team set off from Brighton in Melbourne and he is now more than a 100 days into the challenge. He expects to be back in Melbourne in around 14 months.

It is hoped the Stroll4Stroke trek will raise $150,000 for the Stroke Recovery Trial Fund funding a clinical trial at Griffith University.

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