The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that gives financial support to people in the construction field who endured life-altering injuries. Every year the Foundation honors various recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil suffered a massive stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and the stroke left his left leg greatly impaired, leaving Adil with foot drop. Due to the fact he had to use a heavy brace to walk, his muscles began to atrophy and his doctors feared that he would most likely become restricted to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, putting financial strain on the couple with three children in college and one in elementary school. Their hopes were lifted when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment 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 intensive rehab that Adil would need so he could understand how to use it.
Fortunately, an employee at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the wonderful grant, Adil obtained the WalkAid System and has been overjoyed at the success. His muscle is no longer showing signs of atrophy and is actually beginning to regenerate, bringing hope 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 donate, go to their website.