The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that offers 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 earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was happy to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil endured a severe stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the ability to use his left arm and the stroke left his left leg majorly impaired, resulting in foot drop. Because he could only walk while using a heavy brace, his muscles began to deteriorate and his doctors feared that he would most likely become confined to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their sole source of income, resulting in financial stress on the couple with a young child in elementary and three more children in college. Their spirits were lifted when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, an apparatus that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help a person 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 device in addition to the intensive rehab that Adil would need so he could learn how to use it.
Fortunately, an employee at WalkAid referred Adil and Laila to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the generous grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has been overjoyed at the success. His muscle is no longer showing signs of atrophy and is actually beginning 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 learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to contribute, go to their website.