The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that offers financial support to people in the construction field who endured life-altering injuries. Each year the organization honors various recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was happy to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil suffered a major stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the function of his left arm and the experience left his left leg majorly impaired, causing foot drop. Because he could only walk while using a heavy brace, his muscles began to atrophy and his doctors were concerned that he would eventually be confined to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, putting financial stress on the couple with three children in college and one in elementary school. Their hopes were lifted when Adil was introduced to the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment that incorporates functional electrical stimulation to help people with foot drop walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they would not be able to afford the WalkAid System in addition to the extensive rehab that would be required so he could figure out how to use it.
Fortunately, a specialist at WalkAid referred Adil and Laila to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the generous grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful success. His muscle is starting to regenerate and not atrophy, bringing hope back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-time friend of Joe’s. To discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to donate, see their website.