The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that offers financial support to men and women in the construction field who have life-altering injuries. Each year the organization honors various recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was excited to introduce 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 received his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil suffered a major stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the function of his left arm and it left his left leg majorly 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 were concerned that he would most likely become confined to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their lone source of income, causing financial stress on the couple with four children, three of which were in college. They became optimistic when Adil was introduced to the WalkAid System, an apparatus 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 equipment in addition to the comprehensive rehab that would be required so he could understand how to use it.
Luckily, a specialist at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the incredible grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful success. His muscle is no longer indicating atrophy and is actually starting to regenerate, bringing hope back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-term friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to contribute, visit their website.