The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that offers financial support to those in the construction field who are living with life-altering injuries. Every year the Foundation honors numerous recipients with a grant and earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil suffered a major stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the function of his left arm and the stroke left his left leg greatly impaired, causing foot drop. Due to the fact he had to use a heavy brace to walk, his muscles began to degenerate and his doctors feared that he would ultimately end up permanently in a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable 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 hopes were lifted when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, an apparatus that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help someone in Adil’s situation walk again. But when they learned of the cost, Adil and Laila realized they could not afford the apparatus in addition to the comprehensive rehab that Adil would need so he could understand how to use it.
Luckily, a specialist at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the wonderful grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is no longer showing signs of atrophy and is actually beginning to regenerate, bringing hope 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 contribute, see their website.