The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that provides financial support to those in the construction trade who have life-altering injuries. Once a year the Foundation honors multiple recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil experienced a severe stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the ability to use his left arm and the experience left his left leg greatly impaired, causing foot drop. Due to the fact he had to use a heavy brace to walk, his muscles began to deteriorate and his doctors were concerned that he would eventually be confined to a wheelchair.
Unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, resulting in financial pressure on the couple with four children, three of which were in college. They became optimistic when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, an apparatus that incorporates functional electrical stimulation to help a person in Adil’s situation walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they were not able to afford the equipment in addition to the comprehensive rehab that would be needed so he could figure out how to use it.
Luckily, an employee at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the generous grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful success. His muscle is no longer indicating atrophy and is actually starting to regenerate, bringing optimism back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-term friend of Joe’s. To discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to donate, go to their website.