The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that gives financial support to those in the construction field who are living with life-altering injuries. Once a year the Foundation honors numerous recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil experienced a major stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and the experience 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 deteriorate and his doctors were concerned that he would ultimately end up 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 three children in college and one in elementary school. Their spirits were lifted when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help someone with Adil’s condition walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they were not able to afford the device in addition to the comprehensive rehab that would be needed so he could learn how to use it.
Fortunately, a specialist at WalkAid referred Adil and Laila to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the generous grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has seen great 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 discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, see their website.