The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that gives financial support to those in the construction industry who endured life-altering injuries. Each year the association honors multiple recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and 13 years ago bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil endured a massive stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and it left his left leg majorly impaired, causing foot drop. Due to the fact he had to use a heavy brace to walk, his muscles began to deteriorate and his doctors worried that he would ultimately end up permanently in a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single 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 introduced to the WalkAid System, a device that uses functional electrical stimulation to help someone with foot drop walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they could not afford the device in addition to the extensive rehab that would be required so he could learn how to use it.
Thankfully, a specialist at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the incredible grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has been overjoyed at the success. His muscle is starting to regenerate and not atrophy, bringing optimism back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC 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.