The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that provides financial support to people in the construction industry who have life-altering injuries. Each year the Foundation honors various recipients with a grant and earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was happy to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil suffered a severe 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. 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 confined to a wheelchair.
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. They became optimistic when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, a device that incorporates functional electrical stimulation to help someone with Adil’s condition walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they would not be able to afford the equipment in addition to the intensive rehab that would be required so he could figure out how to use it.
Thankfully, a professional at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the incredible grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful success. His muscle is no longer showing signs of atrophy and is actually beginning to regenerate, bringing positive thoughts back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC 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 donate, see their website.