Lately, Mr. Anthony Petrello, CEO of Nabors Industries Ltd has been all over the media for all the right reasons, giving for a greater cause. One of the most recent donations done by Mr. Petrello is a $5 million grant to a research organization. He also made a pledge of donating a further 2 million dollars to the same organization in the coming days. Mr. Anthony Petrello went further to give the undertaking to help in leading and working with like-minded individuals in raising more funds for the noble cause.
Wondering what informs Anthony’s spirited effort in supporting this cause, it is his lovely daughter Carena. Carena’s story starts 8 years ago when she was born preterm way before she was ready at just 24 weeks. She was weighing 20 ounces and this lead to the doctors examining her only to realize she had come down with periventricular leukomalacia. This is a disease which is especially common in preterm babies that is caused by lower than normal amounts of blood flowing to the brain and in turn, this causes cerebral palsy and also in most cases delays in development in an individual. For instance, for Carena’s case she just began eating solid foods recently, and at eight years of age she cannot talk or even walk properly.
Mr. Anthony Petrello and his beloved wife received this news with a lot of concern and therefore made a conscious and deliberate effort to use this as an opportunity to help their adored daughter Carena and many other children around the world who are going through what their daughter was going through. After having gone around the world looking for a pediatric institution with the capacity, machinery, and personnel who can help their daughter to no avail, they settled on Texas Children’s Hospital Neurological Research Institute. They have since forged a partnership whose mission is to ensure that all children with the periventricular leukomalacia disease get an equal shot at life just like their “normal” counterparts.
About Anthony Petrello
Mr. Anthony Petrello holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees in Mathematics from Yale University. He then proceeded to Harvard Law School graduating with Juris Doctor.
Mr. Anthony Petrello started his colorful career way back in 1979 at Baker & McKenzie law firm. He worked with the firm for more than 12 years before resigning to join Nabors Industries where he currently works as CEO and Chairman of the board.