Despite being one of the most respected executives in the oil industry, Tony Petrello has been through a lot on a personal level. However, he has managed to keep his composure and has emerged stronger than before. Just the other day, the Nabors Industry chief executive officer announced that he had made a donation of $5 million to help children suffering from chronic illnesses. Above this donation, he pledged to give another $2 million in the future that will be used for the same purpose. Tony Petrello made this donation together with his wife Cynthia Petrello. This is not the first time that these two love birds have made such donations.
Tony Petrello and his wife say that every day is a blessing to them as they watch their young daughter learn new things. Their daughter is called Carena, and she is eight years old. Before she can learn something, she has to try it many times. However, despite the setback, the two love birds are full of strength and determination. To them, seeing their daughter walk is a miracle. Tony Petrello notes that her daughter suffers from a rare condition and she has been like this since the day she was born. She has had to spend some considerable part of her life in the hospital under the care of physicians. Their daughter came into this earth at 24 weeks. Also, at the time of her birth, she weighed only 20 ounces. She suffers from a condition known as periventricular Leukomalacia.
This is a condition that is caused by insufficient supply of blood to the brain leading to insufficient oxygen to the vital organ. As a result, she is slow in her motor skills, and this has resulted to Cerena suffering from cerebral palsy. This is a condition that Tony Petrello has devoted millions of money to find a cure. Despite being the president of the biggest drilling company in America, Tony Petrello is also active in philanthropy. He is currently involved with the Texas Children’s Hospital where he sits on the board of trustees. He has collaborated with well-known institutions such as Harvard to find a remedy for the condition that her daughter suffers from.
To know more click here