Antony Petrello is one of the most renowned powerful men in the oil and gas Industry. Petrello currently serves as the president and CEO of Nabors Industries. Besides being a powerful businessman, Petrello is also a magnanimous Philanthropist.
Antony Petrello besides being an executive at Nabors is largely involved in charitable activities. Petrello has been greatly involved in giving back to the community especially giving support to the medical fraternity. Petrello passion of giving grew when he together with his wife bore a child who had periventricular leukomalacia PVL a disease that is very common among premature babies. The disease is as a result of insufficient oxygen and blood flowing to the brain. Their daughter was born at 24 weeks and weighed a little more than a pound. Their daughter Carena developed cerebral palsy which led to her developing chronic motor skill impairment, growth delays and dependency on others.
Antony Petrello after learning of her daughter’s predicament did not give and was encouraged to even participate more in charitable activities to help other children that might be going through what her daughter is going through. Petrello together with his wife has contributed in the form of donation over 6 million dollars to Texas Children’s Hospital. The funds are supposed to help the advancement of research in neurological diseases. Petrello has also been involved in learning more about neurological disease, and he is a board member of the hospital board of trustees. Carena is now eight years old and is learning how to eat, talk and walk by herself. She has become the family source of joy and inspiration.
In addition to donating, Petrello is in the forefront in rallying other philanthropists to contribute towards the course. Petrello and his family ever since their daughter was diagnosed with PVL have been actively involved in creating awareness of the disease and other neurological disorders to the members of the public and have been a source of inspiration to many parents dealing with a similar issue. It is no doubt that the love for their daughter has helped the Petrello’s overcome the stigma that is associated with PVL.
Antony Petrello has not only been involved in the philanthropy works that target only neurological diseases but has also contributed to many other charitable organizations in Houston, Texas and globally. Petrello has given donations to activities that support environmental conservations and poverty alleviation among many others.