The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that provides financial support to people in the construction industry who endured life-altering injuries. Each year the organization honors multiple recipients with a grant and earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. In 2013, Adil endured a massive stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the use of his left arm and the experience left his left leg seriously impaired, resulting in foot drop. Because he could only walk while using a heavy brace, his muscles began to atrophy and his doctors were concerned that he would eventually be restricted to a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, resulting in financial stress on the couple with three children in college and one in elementary school. Their hopes were lifted when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, a device that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help a person in Adil’s situation walk again. Unfortunately, Adil and Laila could not afford the device in addition to the extensive rehab that would be required so he could learn how to use it.
Thankfully, a professional at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the incredible grant, Adil obtained the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful success. His muscle is no longer indicating atrophy and is actually starting to regenerate, bringing optimism back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning 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 contribute, go to their website.