The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that gives financial support to people in the construction trade 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 announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in 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 massive stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and it left his left leg greatly impaired, leaving Adil with foot drop. Because he could only walk while using a heavy brace, his muscles began to deteriorate and his doctors were concerned that he would ultimately end up confined to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their sole source of income, causing 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 a person with Adil’s condition 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 figure out how to use it.
Thankfully, an employee at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the wonderful grant, Adil obtained the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful 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, go to their website.