The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that offers financial support to people in the construction industry who are living with life-altering injuries. Each year the organization honors numerous recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil suffered a major stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the ability to use his left arm and the experience 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 deteriorate and his doctors were concerned that he would eventually be permanently in a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their sole source of income, causing financial tension on the couple with a young child in elementary and three more children in college. Their hopes were lifted when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment that uses 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 were not able to afford the equipment in addition to the intensive rehab that would be needed so he could learn how to use it.
Luckily, a professional at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the incredible grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is starting to regenerate and not atrophy, bringing hope back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC is an official sponsor of the Foundation and dear friend of Joe’s. To find out more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to donate, go to their website.