The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that gives financial support to people in the construction industry who are living with life-altering injuries. Each year the Foundation honors various recipients with a grant and earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, originally from Pakistan, obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago and 13 years ago bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil experienced a severe stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the ability to use his left arm and it left his left leg majorly impaired, resulting in foot drop. Because he could only walk while using a heavy brace, his muscles began to deteriorate and his doctors feared that he would ultimately end up confined to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, causing financial stress on the couple with a young child in elementary and three more children in college. Their spirits were lifted when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, an apparatus that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help a person with foot drop walk again. But when they learned of the cost, Adil and Laila realized they would not be able to afford the apparatus in addition to the intensive rehab that would be needed so he could learn how to use it.
Luckily, a professional at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the wonderful grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has been overjoyed at the success. His muscle is starting to regenerate and not atrophy, bringing hope 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 contribute, see their website.