The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that provides financial support to people in the construction trade who endured 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 announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago and afterwards bought ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil endured a major stroke at only 48 years old. He lost the function of his left arm and the experience left his left leg greatly impaired, causing foot drop. Only able to walk with a heavy brace, his muscles began to deteriorate and his doctors feared that he would ultimately end up confined to a wheelchair.
Unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their only source of income, resulting in financial stress 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 incorporates functional electrical stimulation to help people with Adil’s condition walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they were not able to afford the device in addition to the comprehensive rehab that Adil would need so he could figure out how to use it.
Thankfully, a specialist at WalkAid referred Adil and Laila to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, due to the incredible 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 long-time friend of Joe’s. To find out more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, see their website.