On Saturday, family members went to see the Legendary Pele in the hospital in Sao Paulo, where he is battling a cancer that is becoming worse as well as renal and cardiac issues.
According to social media posts, Pele’s family members paid him a visit on Saturday at the hospital in Sao Paulo where he is battling cancer that is progressing as well as renal and cardiac issues. On Christmas Eve, Pele’s son Edinho arrived to the hospital where he joined his sisters Flavia and Kely Nascimento. Edinho just accepted the position of head coach of Serie B football club Londrina, which is headquartered in Parana in the north. Father… my strength is yours, he captioned an Instagram snap of himself grasping the football star’s hand.
“I would like to be present, but I am committed to my mission here. I’m not a doctor, I couldn’t really help much,” he said in an interview published on Friday by the daily Estadao.
That same day, Kely shared a photo of herself hugging her 82-year-old father in the hospital with the caption “one more night together.”
On Wednesday, the Albert Einstein Hospital, where the three-time World Cup winner is staying, announced that his colon cancer was showing “progression” and he needed “more extensive care to treat kidney and heart failure.”
Earlier that day his daughters had announced he would not be home for Christmas.
The atmosphere was calm outside of the hospital on Saturday, according to AFP.
Pele is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time and has received several messages of support since his hospitalization, including from the French star Kylian Mbappe, who called on followers to “pray for the King.”