The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that provides financial support to men and women in the construction industry who endured life-altering injuries. Every year the association honors numerous recipients with a grant and earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. In 2013, Adil endured a massive stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the ability to use his left arm and the experience left his left leg greatly 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.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their sole source of income, resulting in financial stress on the couple with a young child in elementary and three more children in college. Their spirits were lifted when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, a device that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help people in Adil’s situation 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 Adil would need so he could figure out how to use it.
Luckily, an employee at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of 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 Heating and Air Conditioning is an official sponsor of the Foundation and dear friend of Joe’s. To discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to donate, visit their website.