The Joseph Groh Foundation is a great organization that offers financial support to men and women in the construction field who are living with life-altering injuries. Each year the organization honors various recipients with a grant and this year the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to introduce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, born in Pakistan, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and obtained his HVAC and general contracting license. Three years ago, Adil endured a massive stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the ability to use his left arm and the experience left his left leg severely impaired, resulting in 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 eventually be permanently in a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their only source of income, putting financial pressure on the couple with a young child in elementary and three more children in college. Their spirits were lifted when Adil was told about the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment that utilizes functional electrical stimulation to help people with Adil’s condition walk again. But when they learned of the cost, Adil and Laila realized they would not be able to afford the apparatus in addition to the extensive rehab that would be required so he could understand how to use it.
Fortunately, a professional at WalkAid told Adil and Laila about the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the incredible grant, Adil was able to get the WalkAid System and has seen great success. His muscle is no longer showing signs of atrophy and is actually beginning to regenerate, bringing optimism 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 discover more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, go to their website.