The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that gives financial support to those in the construction industry who have life-altering injuries. Every year the Foundation honors multiple recipients with a grant and earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil endured a severe stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the function of his left arm and the experience left his left leg seriously impaired, resulting in foot drop. Due to the fact he had to use a heavy brace to walk, his muscles began to degenerate and his doctors feared that he would most likely become permanently in a wheelchair.
Unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their sole source of income, causing financial stress on the couple with three children in college and one in elementary school. Their spirits were lifted when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, a device that incorporates functional electrical stimulation to help a person with Adil’s condition walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they could not afford the device in addition to the extensive rehab that Adil would need so he could learn how to use it.
Fortunately, a specialist at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the incredible grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is no longer showing signs of atrophy and is actually beginning to regenerate, bringing optimism back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC 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 donate, visit their website.