Since the birth of Anthony Petrello’s daughter, Carena, life has never been the same for the dedicated CEO of Nabors industries. Carena was born at 24 weeks. She was underweight. However, she was born with a life-threatening condition. Her body could not sufficiently supply blood to his brain. This put the girl at a risk of developing other medical conditions. As fate would have it, Carena was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. A condition that develops due to lack of sufficient supply of oxygen to the brain. This brain condition hampered the development of her body organs in a big way. It also affected his learning abilities. For her, it was very difficult to learn how to eat, walk or talk. Currently, the only skill that he has adequately learned is eating. However, this was not until she was about eight years old. She is still in the process of learning how to talk and walk. Anthony Petrello is hopeful that her daughter will one day learn all these skills and lead a normal life.
What has hampered Carena’s treatment is lack of medical research in the field of neurology for children. There are no medical facilities that have invested in carrying out research that will come up with solutions for these little ones.
As a person who would never to see this situation recur in future, Anthony Petrello has sought ways of addressing the problem. One of the measures that he has taken is to liaise with Texas Children’s Hospital to set up a research center which will research childhood neurological disorders. To support the initiative, Petrello has contributed $5 million to start the process of setting up the facility. The research center will employ highly specialized doctors and surgeons to conduct this research. He hopes that in the near future there will be a solution for hundreds of children suffering from neurological disorders.
About Anthony Petrello
Anthony Petrello is a dedicated CEO of a drilling company called Nabors Industries based in Texas and with operations in the whole world. He was appointed the CEO in 2011 after leaving a career as a lawyer.
Anthony Petrello was born in Newark, NJ. He was brought up in a humble family but has conquered all obstacles to become one of the best business executives. He holds a bachelor and masters in mathematics both from the Yale University. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the Harvard University.