The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that offers financial support to people in the construction trade who endured life-altering injuries. Each year the Foundation honors various recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and 13 years ago acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. In 2013, Adil experienced a major stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the ability to use his left arm and it left his left leg majorly impaired, resulting in foot drop. Because he could only walk while using a heavy brace, his muscles began to atrophy and his doctors feared that he would most likely become permanently in a wheelchair.
Unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, resulting in financial tension on the couple with four children, three of which were in college. They became optimistic when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help people with foot drop 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 Adil would need so he could learn how to use it.
Thankfully, a specialist at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the wonderful grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is starting to regenerate and not atrophy, bringing optimism back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-time friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to donate, visit their website.