The Joseph Groh Foundation is an incredible organization that provides financial support to people in the construction trade who are living with life-altering injuries. Once a year the organization honors multiple recipients with a grant and in 2016 the Joseph Groh Foundation was delighted to present Adil Karamally as a recipient.
Adil, raised in Pakistan, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and 13 years ago acquired ProStar Mechanical Services of Anaheim, CA and received his HVAC and general contracting license. In 2013, Adil endured a severe stroke at the young age of 48. He lost the use of 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 atrophy and his doctors feared that he would eventually be restricted to a wheelchair.
No longer able to work, Adil’s wife, Laila, was their sole source of income, resulting in financial stress 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 device that incorporates functional electrical stimulation to help someone 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 specialist at WalkAid referred Adil and Laila to the Joseph Groh Foundation and, because of the wonderful grant, Adil got the WalkAid System and has already experienced wonderful success. His muscle is no longer indicating atrophy and is actually starting to regenerate, bringing optimism back to Adil and Laila.
Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning is an official sponsor of the Foundation and long-term friend of Joe’s. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation or to give, see their website.