The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that offers financial support to men and women in the construction industry who are living with life-altering injuries. Once a year the organization honors numerous recipients with a grant and earlier in the 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 bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil experienced a massive stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the use of his left arm and it left his left leg seriously impaired, causing foot drop. Only able to walk with a heavy brace, his muscles began to deteriorate and his doctors feared that he would ultimately end up restricted to a wheelchair.
Unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, causing financial tension on the couple with three children in college and one in elementary school. They became optimistic when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, an apparatus that uses functional electrical stimulation to help a person with foot drop walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they would not be able to afford the device in addition to the intensive rehab that would be required so he could figure out how to use it.
Fortunately, a professional at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the incredible grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is no longer showing signs of atrophy and is actually beginning to regenerate, bringing positive thoughts back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-time friend of Joe’s. To find out more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, go to their website.