The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that gives financial support to people in the construction industry who endured life-altering injuries. Every year the organization honors multiple recipients with a grant and earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was happy to present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, originally from Pakistan, obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago and 13 years ago purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil experienced a major stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the use of his left arm and the stroke left his left leg greatly impaired, leaving Adil with foot drop. Only able to walk with a heavy brace, his muscles began to atrophy and his doctors worried that he would ultimately end up confined to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their lone source of income, resulting in financial tension 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 with foot drop walk again. But when they learned of the cost, Adil and Laila realized they were not able to afford the apparatus in addition to the extensive rehab that would be required so he could learn how to use it.
Thankfully, an employee at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the incredible grant, Adil obtained the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is starting to regenerate and not atrophy, bringing optimism back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC is an official sponsor of the Foundation and dear friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, visit their website.