The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that offers financial support to people in the construction industry who endured life-altering injuries. Each year the association honors multiple recipients with a grant and earlier in the year the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and 13 years ago purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. In 2013, Adil experienced a major stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the function of his left arm and the experience left his left leg seriously impaired, resulting in 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 permanently in a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, resulting in financial stress on the couple with a young child in elementary and three more children in college. Their hopes were lifted when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, a device that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help a person in Adil’s situation walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they could not afford the WalkAid System in addition to the comprehensive rehab that would be needed so he could learn how to use it.
Fortunately, an employee at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the incredible grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has been overjoyed at the 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 long-time friend of Joe’s. To discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to donate, visit their website.