Anthony Petrello, the CEO of Nabors industry, is passionate about giving. Petrello as part of his philanthropic activities donated 5 million dollars to aide in a research initiative and had promised an additional 2 million dollar in future. Beside the donations Petrello plans to lead fundraising efforts to help generate more resources for the cause.
Anthony Petrello has witnessed firsthand of how miraculous life can be, and we should never take things for granted. Petrello’s, daughter Carena, is the source of Tony inspiration to continue giving. Carena was born prematurely and weighed 20 ounces. At her birth, it was discovered that she had periventricular leukomalacia a disease that is very common to premature babies. The disease is as a result of an insufficient flow of blood to the brain leading to lack of oxygen. Carenaas a result of the disease developed cerebral palsy which is characterized by developmental delays.
Carena is eight years old now, and she has started eating breakfast on her own. It is just recently that Carenawas able to chew solid food. It is not easy for Carena to learn to do all this task, but she is quite determined and very hard working. Walking and talking are the other tasks that Carenahas to master.
Tony Petrello serves at the Board of Texas Children’s Hospital, the institution where her daughter got treated. Tony after learning of her daughter’s predicament together with his wife searched for pediatric research institution that would be able to help their daughter and advance research on neurological disorders. The two settled at Texas Children hospital and hoped to sponsor the institution conduct research so that their daughter and other children with the same sickness may find a cure or better treatment method so that they can be able to live their lives normally.
Anthony Petrello established contacts with other philanthropists, and in 2007 he was able to bring on board a quite significant donor, Dan Duncan. Duncan together with his wife donated 50 million dollars for the establishment of Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at the Texas Children’s Hospital. In 2007 Petrello donated 7 million dollars to Texas Children Hospital to help find the causes of neurological disorders in Children. Besides Neurological causes, Petrello has also participated in other charitable activities and among them is a contribution he made to Yale University towards an annual prize of honoring his friend and mentor Serge Lang.
About Anthony Petrello
Anthony Petrello is an alma mater of Harvard and Yale University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mathematics from Yale University. From Harvard Law School Petrello graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree.