The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that gives financial support to people in the construction field who are living with life-altering injuries. Once a year the association honors multiple recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was happy to announce Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, originally from Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2003 purchased ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and earned his HVAC and general contracting license. In 2013, Adil endured a severe stroke at at the age of 48. He lost the use of his left arm and it left his left leg severely 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 worried that he would ultimately end up restricted to a wheelchair.
Because the stroke left him unable to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their single source of income, causing financial pressure on the couple with four children, three of which were in college. Their hopes were lifted when Adil was a good candidate for the WalkAid System, a piece of equipment that uses functional electrical stimulation to help someone with Adil’s condition walk again. However, Adil and Laila soon learned that they were not able to afford the equipment in addition to the extensive rehab that Adil would need so he could understand how to use it.
Thankfully, a specialist at WalkAid directed the couple to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, thanks to the generous grant, Adil obtained 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 long-time friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, see their website.