The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that offers financial support to people in the construction trade who endured life-altering injuries. Each year the Foundation honors numerous 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 purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil endured a massive stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the ability to use his left arm and it left his left leg seriously impaired, leaving Adil with 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 ultimately end up permanently in a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, putting financial tension on the couple with four children, three of which were in college. Their hopes were lifted when Adil was introduced to the WalkAid System, an apparatus that uses functional electrical stimulation to help someone with Adil’s condition walk again. But when they learned of the cost, Adil and Laila realized they could not afford the apparatus in addition to the comprehensive rehab that would be needed so he could learn how to use it.
Fortunately, a specialist at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the wonderful grant, Adil obtained the WalkAid System and has seen great 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-time friend of Joe’s. To find out more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, see their website.