The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that gives financial support to men and women in the construction trade who have life-altering injuries. Each year the association honors numerous recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil experienced a severe stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and the experience left his left leg seriously impaired, leaving Adil with 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 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 three children in college and one in elementary school. Their spirits were lifted when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, an apparatus that uses functional electrical stimulation to help someone with Adil’s condition walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they could not afford the equipment in addition to the comprehensive rehab that would be needed so he could understand how to use it.
Luckily, a professional at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the generous grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has been overjoyed at the success. His muscle is no longer showing signs of atrophy and is actually beginning to regenerate, bringing optimism back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-term friend of Joe’s. To discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to donate, see their website.