The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that gives financial support to people in the construction industry who are living with life-altering injuries. Once a year the association honors various recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was happy to present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil suffered a severe stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the ability to use his left arm and it left his left leg greatly impaired, leaving Adil with foot drop. Only able to walk with a heavy brace, his muscles began to deteriorate and his doctors worried that he would eventually be permanently in a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, causing financial strain on the couple with three children in college and one in elementary school. They became optimistic when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment that uses functional electrical stimulation to help people in Adil’s situation walk again. But when they learned of the cost, Adil and Laila realized they could not afford the device in addition to the extensive rehab that Adil would need so he could learn how to use it.
Fortunately, a specialist at WalkAid referred Adil and Laila to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the incredible grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful 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 find out more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to contribute, see their website.