The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that gives financial support to those in the construction trade who have life-altering injuries. Each year the Foundation honors numerous recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil endured 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 majorly impaired, resulting in foot drop. Because he could only walk while using a heavy brace, his muscles began to degenerate and his doctors worried that he would eventually be permanently in a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their lone source of income, putting financial tension 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, a device 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 device in addition to the comprehensive rehab that Adil would need so he could understand how to use it.
Luckily, a professional at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the wonderful grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful 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-term friend of Joe’s. To discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to donate, see their website.