The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that offers financial support to those in the construction field who endured life-altering injuries. Once a year the organization honors numerous recipients with a grant and this 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 in 2003 bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil experienced a massive stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and the experience 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 ultimately end up restricted to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their lone source of income, resulting in financial strain on the couple with three children in college and one in elementary school. Their spirits were lifted when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, a device that uses functional electrical stimulation to help someone with Adil’s condition walk again. Unfortunately, Adil and Laila would not be able to afford the device in addition to the extensive rehab that would be needed so he could figure out how to use it.
Thankfully, a specialist at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the incredible grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has been overjoyed at the success. His muscle is starting to regenerate and not atrophy, bringing hope back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-term friend of Joe’s. To find out more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to contribute, see their website.