The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that gives financial support to those in the construction industry who are living with life-altering injuries. Each year the association honors numerous recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, originally from Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil endured a massive stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and it left his left leg majorly impaired, causing foot drop. Because he could only walk while using a heavy brace, his muscles began to degenerate and his doctors feared that he would most likely become confined to a wheelchair.
Unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their sole 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 a good candidate for the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help someone in Adil’s situation walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they would not be able to afford the equipment in addition to the intensive rehab that would be required so he could learn how to use it.
Fortunately, an employee at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the incredible grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has been overjoyed at the success. His muscle is no longer showing signs of atrophy and is actually beginning to regenerate, bringing hope back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-term friend of Joe’s. To discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to contribute, go to their website.