The Joseph Groh Foundation is a wonderful organization that gives financial support to people in the construction field who are living with life-altering injuries. Each year the organization honors multiple recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was happy to present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, originally from Pakistan, obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago and 13 years ago bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil endured a major stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the ability to use his left arm and the stroke left his left leg seriously impaired, leaving Adil with foot drop. Due to the fact he had to use a heavy brace to walk, his muscles began to degenerate and his doctors feared that he would eventually be permanently in 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 three children in college and one in elementary school. They became optimistic when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, a device that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help someone with foot drop walk again. But when they learned of the cost, Adil and Laila realized they could not afford the apparatus in addition to the extensive rehab that Adil would need so he could understand how to use it.
Fortunately, an employee at WalkAid referred Adil and Laila to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the wonderful grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is no longer indicating atrophy and is actually starting to regenerate, bringing hope back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts LLC is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-time friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, see their website.