The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that provides financial support to men and women in the construction field 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 excited to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, originally from Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. Ten years later, Adil experienced a massive stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the use of his left arm and the experience left his left leg majorly impaired, resulting in foot drop. Because he could only walk while using a heavy brace, his muscles began to degenerate and his doctors worried that he would eventually be permanently in a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their lone source of income, causing financial stress 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, a piece of equipment that uses functional electrical stimulation to help a person with Adil’s condition walk again. Unfortunately, Adil and Laila could not afford the apparatus in addition to the intensive rehab that would be required so he could figure out how to use it.
Luckily, a specialist at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the incredible grant, Adil got 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 long-term friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to donate, go to their website.