The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that gives financial support to those in the construction trade who endured life-altering injuries. Once a year the Foundation honors numerous recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and 13 years ago purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. In 2013, Adil suffered a severe stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the ability to use his left arm and the experience left his left leg greatly impaired, leaving Adil with 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 most likely become confined to a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their sole source of income, putting 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 device that uses functional electrical stimulation to help someone with foot drop 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 Adil would need so he could figure out how to use it.
Fortunately, a professional at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the generous grant, Adil was able to get 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 dear friend of Joe’s. To discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to contribute, visit their website.