The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that offers financial support to men and women in the construction field who have 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 present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil endured a severe stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the use of his left arm and it left his left leg greatly impaired, resulting in foot drop. Due to the fact he had to use a heavy brace to walk, his muscles began to atrophy and his doctors worried that he would most likely become confined to a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, resulting in financial tension on the couple with four children, three of which were in college. Their spirits were lifted when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, an apparatus that incorporates functional electrical stimulation to help a person in Adil’s situation walk again. But when they learned of the cost, Adil and Laila realized they were not able to afford the apparatus in addition to the extensive rehab that would be needed so he could understand how to use it.
Thankfully, an employee at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the generous 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 positive thoughts back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning is an official sponsor of the Foundation and dear friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to contribute, visit their website.