Unlike the common notion about most oil industry executives, Nabors Industry CEO, Tony Petrello, is famous all the right and noble reasons. Tony Petrello is a name that has been on the lips of many lately due to his kind deeds towards various projects in the society. He recently made a very generous donation of $5 million towards a research initiative and has committed to add an extra $2 million in future. This is among many other projects that Tony has committed himself to spearhead in terms of fundraising efforts.
This charitable and kind spirit was inspired by his daughter’s rare condition which is known as periventricular leukomalacia. It is a condition caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain mostly experienced by premature births. Tony’s wife Cynthia gave birth to Carena at 24 weeks which triggered that condition and consequently resulted to cerebral palsy. This has posed a lot of challenges to the couple, but they decided to deal with the situation positively to seek solutions for their daughter’s problems and other children facing the same issues.
Tony confesses how much the progress he sees in his daughter’s health and general progress is miraculous for him and gives him all the reasons to forge ahead to get lasting solutions for children with cerebral palsy. At the moment, Carena is able to chew and is expected to be able to walk and even talk in the coming days.
After trying out many hospitals for solutions, Tony finally settled for Texas Children’s Hospital where he is also a member of the hospital board of trustees. Tony has a strong zeal and conviction that with the help of Texas Children Neurological Research Institute, her daughter Carena and many other children with the same condition have a chance to be anything they wish to be in life and lead a healthy, happy life.
In addition to making donations towards the children’s hospital research, he also made a handsome contribution of $150, 000 in memory of his very close friend, Serge Lang. Serge was a Math Professor at Yale University.
Tony Petrello is one remarkable person who grew up in Newark and schooled in public schools where he was renowned for his unique abilities in math. This reputation earned him a scholarship to Yale University where he acquired his bachelors and master’s degree and met his mentor, Serge Lang. he then went on and enrolled in Harvard Law School where he specialized in business law. He is currently doing an exemplary job as the CEO of Nabors Industry.