The CEO of Nabors LTD, Tony Petrello, has a big brain and a big heart. His career at Nabors and his vast success is just the threshold of what makes him who he is. His daughter, Carena, was born with periventricular Leukomalacia, a common neurological disease in premature infants caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Normal activities are hard, but not impossible, to accomplish and more information click here.
The disease forced a fighting spirit inside this brave little girl who refuses to let her health problems get the best of her. Every little milestone that would be considered the norm for every one else is an uphill battle. Things like walking, chewing food, and even learning to speak and learn more about Tony.
Carena is 8 years old and is already one of the bravest human beings one could ever hope to come into contact with. As a result of her disease, she developed cerebral palsy, or impaired movement. The Petrellos are dedicated to finding answers for their little miracle and other children like her. They have searched the globe looking for something, anything that might help. They’ve found several studies in hospitals and other organizations that seemed promising, but nothing so much so as what they found in their own back yard and Tony’s lacrosse camp.
Texas Children’s Hospital seemed to be the answer to their prayers. Now, Tony is on the board of trustees and donates generously to the hospital and others like them, attributing his generosity to his daughter’s bravery, determination, and purity of heart.
Tony Petrello personally donated $5 million and promised $7 million and that he would lead donations to ensure a first of its kind research initiative would be brought to life. His generous heart, and mind for business go hand in hand. This CEO is dedicated to seeing his daughter and others like her live full, happy lives without the restrictions of this disease. He and his wife, Cynthia, are hopeful for the future, and are dedicated to seeing this cause through to its success and his Twitter.