The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that gives financial support to people in the construction industry who are living with life-altering injuries. Every year the Foundation honors numerous recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, originally from Pakistan, obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil suffered a severe stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and it left his left leg severely 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 were concerned that he would eventually be restricted to a wheelchair.
Unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their only source of income, resulting in financial strain on the couple with four children, three of which were in college. They became optimistic when Adil was introduced to 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 WalkAid System in addition to the intensive rehab that would be needed so he could learn how to use it.
Thankfully, a professional at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the wonderful grant, Adil obtained the WalkAid System and has seen great 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-time friend of Joe’s. To find out more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to contribute, visit their website.