Anthony Petrello could be described as a genius when it comes to the mathematical field and also as the CEO of Nabors Industries. He is featured among the most influential names in the gas and oil industry. On the other hand, his contributions and involvement in philanthropy make him stand out.
For years Anthony has championed the improvement of healthcare services. There is no doubt he is still far from his planned achievements.
Anthony is married to Cynthia Petrello who was earlier known as Cynthia Carrafa a TV actress. In 1997 they were blessed with a baby girl at the Houston Women’s Hospital. The baby was born weighing about 20 ounces and had periventricular leukomalacia, a condition affecting infants born prematurely due to lack of enough oxygen supply to the brain. Carena was taken through a series of operations. Later it was clear that the baby was going to live with cerebral palsy, a condition which is associated with delayed development and chronic motor skill impairment, this was a turning point in Anthony’s life. During her life, Carena lost some necessary abilities like speaking, walking and feeding.
In the process of trying to help their daughter, Anthony Petrello found out that less was known about the disease. Anthony, therefore, co-founded an institute in collaboration with Texas Children Hospital. In addition to that Petrello committed seven million dollars to the research of factors contributing to the neurological disorder in children. Anthony and his wife have also been researching about other neurological research centers and offering them financial support where needed.
Despite donating millions of dollars to the research centers, Anthony Petrello has also been dedicated to uniting other philanthropists to give towards this progression. To date, Anthony and Cynthia are continually taking part in fundraisers and social events where they create awareness on neurological disorders affecting the children. Anthony and his wife are an inspiration to many parents going through similar situation. In particular, the love and affection they have shown towards their daughter have been of great help in lightening stigma that comes with neurological disorders.
Anthony’s generosity is much inspired by the love that he has for his daughter Carena. His spiritual and emotional network is made up of people who believe in the existence of light in the midst of darkness. Anthony and his friends are always confident that something is going to make each day better. The Petrello family has the hope that someday treatment will be found.