The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that provides financial support to people in the construction field who endured life-altering injuries. Once a year the organization honors various recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was happy to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, originally from Pakistan, obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil suffered a massive stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the ability to use his left arm and the stroke left his left leg greatly impaired, resulting in 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 ultimately end up permanently in a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their lone source of income, causing financial stress 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, an apparatus that uses functional electrical stimulation to help someone with Adil’s condition 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 extensive rehab that Adil would need so he could figure out how to use it.
Fortunately, a specialist at WalkAid referred Adil and Laila to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the generous grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful success. His muscle is starting to regenerate and not atrophy, bringing hope back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts 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, visit their website.