The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that gives financial support to people in the construction industry who are living with life-altering injuries. Once a year the organization honors numerous recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was thrilled to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, obtained 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 endured 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 majorly impaired, causing foot drop. Due to the fact he had to use a heavy brace to walk, his muscles began to atrophy and his doctors worried that he would most likely become restricted to a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, causing financial tension on the couple with a young child in elementary and three more children in college. Their hopes were lifted when Adil was introduced to the WalkAid System, an apparatus that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help a person with Adil’s condition walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they could not afford the WalkAid System in addition to the extensive rehab that Adil would need so he could learn how to use it.
Thankfully, an employee at WalkAid referred Adil and Laila to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the incredible grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is no longer indicating atrophy and is actually starting to regenerate, bringing positive thoughts back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning is an official sponsor of the Foundation and dear friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, see their website.