The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that offers financial support to men and women in the construction field who have life-altering injuries. Each year the organization honors numerous recipients with a grant and earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil endured a massive stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the use of his left arm and it left his left leg seriously impaired, causing foot drop. Due to the fact he had to use a heavy brace to walk, his muscles began to atrophy and his doctors feared that he would ultimately end up restricted to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their only source of income, resulting in financial strain on the couple with a young child in elementary and three more children in college. They became optimistic when Adil was introduced to the WalkAid System, an apparatus that uses functional electrical stimulation to help a person with Adil’s condition walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that 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, an employee at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the wonderful grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is no longer indicating atrophy and is actually starting to regenerate, bringing optimism back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts is an official sponsor of the Foundation and dear friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, see their website.