The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that provides financial support to people in the construction trade who endured life-altering injuries. Every year the organization honors numerous recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was excited to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. In 2013, Adil experienced a massive stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and the experience left his left leg greatly impaired, leaving Adil with foot drop. Only able to walk with a heavy brace, his muscles began to atrophy and his doctors feared that he would eventually be permanently in a wheelchair.
Unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their sole source of income, causing financial tension on the couple with a young child in elementary and three more children in college. Their hopes were lifted when Adil was introduced to the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help a person in Adil’s situation walk again. But when they learned of the cost, Adil and Laila realized they would not be able to afford the apparatus in addition to the comprehensive rehab that would be needed so he could understand how to use it.
Fortunately, an employee at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the wonderful 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 Heating and Air Conditioning 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.