How Tony Petrello And His Family Became Health Philanthropists
In some ways science can seem like a rather opaque profession. The reality of the biological world and all of its phenomenons are all around us but the work of the people who understand those phenomenons and are able to work within them can seem unaccessible. We don’t always understand their work but it is important to know that scientists play an incredibly vital role in moving our society forward. It is because of science that many human beings are able to live an enhanced quality of life that was not possible a mere generation ago. Scientists are responsible for driving many of the medical interventions and technological interventions that have enabled people to live out new possibilities. One of the positive benefits that we derive from science is its ability to solve problems. One might say that above all scientists are expert problem solvers who have trained for many years to be able to leverage their unique skill set and knowledge base to create vital solutions that the world depends on.
For example when a child is born with some some developmental delays ultimately their parents and their community look towards science to be able to help them to understand those delays and to find solutions for that child to live their life to the fullest. One family that understands the importance that science can have on the everyday lives of children and their families is the Petrello family in Texas. Tony Petrello and his spouse had a daughter who had a development tool disorder that has resulted in some developmental delays. When Tony Petrello and his wife were searching for answers as to how to help their daughter one of the first places that they looked was science. They sought to better understand how developed the scientific research was with regard to understanding and treating neurological disorders that occur in younger patients.
Though they are not scientists themselves Tony Petrello and his spouse were able to surmise the fact that there weren’t a lot of scientific inquiries being done with regard to neurological disorders and very young patients. Therefore they did their part as philanthropists and decided to leverage the tools that they had to support the scientific community with regard to this endeavor.
Tony Petrello and his wife gave have given to a local health institution in their home state of Texas. Their multimillion-dollar gift has enabled scientists who are among the best in their field to have the support that they need to produce groundbreaking and cutting-edge research into the issue of children’s neurological disorders in Texas Children’s Hospital.