Having a family member diagnosed with a disease is hard. Having them diagnosed with a disease of which there is no outright cure is even harder. This is exactly what happened to the daughter of Tony Patrello when his daughter Carena was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia which was caused by her premature birth at only 24 weeks.
The disease causes Carena to have difficulty developing skills that children usually learn as they grow like eating solid food and walking. Tony and his wife Cynthia are dedicated to raising money to help researches better understand the disease so that their daughter may live a better life. Tony Patrello is both the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Nabors Industries Ltd. Being the head of one of the most successful drilling companies in the world has allowed Patrello to make a personal donation of five million dollars to the effort and plans to make another two million dollar donation to the cause in the near future.
Through the battle of this disease with his family, Patrello has become a member of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Children’s Hospital. In this role, Tony can oversee personally the growth of the Neurological Research Institute which may very well someday have a breakthrough that allows children just like his daughter to follow their dreams and live a life not complicate by constant health concerns. In addition to his generous donation and planned donation, Tony Patrello and his wife are leading many other efforts to both raise awareness and raise money for research within the Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. Patrello has a long history of giving generously to other worthy organizations such as the endowment in memory of Dr. Serge Lang who was a former professor of mathematics at Yale University. The professor was a role model and mentor while Tony Patrello attended Yale as an undergraduate. His initial gift of $150,000 was to be utilized by someone in the mathematics field to aid in advancing their work. If more people in the world were to be as generous as Tony Patrello, then we would quickly see better understanding of the many horrible diseases that have affected so many individuals and their loved ones. Tony Patrello graduated for Yale University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and later go on to receive his law degree from Harvard Law School.
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