‘Another night together’ – Pele’s daughter shares emotional picture of her hugging Brazil legend in hospital bed
PELE’s daughter posted an emotional snap of herself and the Brazil legend in hospital following his latest health scare.
The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to hospital in late November after taking a turn for the worse.
The 82-year-old – who has been battling colon cancer since September of last year – has yet to be discharged from the hospital, where his daughter shared a heartfelt snap of them.
Kely Nascimento uploaded a picture of herself hugging her father in his hospital room on her Instagram page.
Pele’s granddaughter could be seen in the background laying on a sofa.
Kely’s accompanying caption read: “We continue to be here, in fight and in faith. Another night together.”
She also included a video of her father sleeping in bed while the family spoke to him.
The entire football world has kept Pele in their thoughts and prayers since his admission to Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital – where he’ll spend Christmas.
And the outpouring of emotion has given him immense “comfort.”
Kely said: “Your love for him, your stories and your prayers are a HUGE comfort because we know we are not alone.
“Let’s turn this room into a Sambadrome (just kidding), let’s even make caipirinhas (not kidding!!).”
Pele is currently receiving treatment for cardiac and renal dysfunction.
A recent hospital statement read: “Admitted since November 29 for a reassessment of chemotherapy therapy for colon tumour and treatment of a respiratory infection, Edson Arantes do Nascimento presents progression of the oncological disease and requires greater care related to renal and cardiac dysfunctions.
“The patient remains hospitalised in a common room, under the necessary care of the medical team.”
Daughter Flavia said: “At the hospital, he is better assisted.
“But he’s not in the ICU, he’s in a normal room. So he’s not at risk.
“As a person with a more delicate health, it is better to be in the hospital.”
Despite being hospital-bound, Pele didn’t miss out on the sensational World Cup final between Argentina and France last weekend.
He wrote on Instagram: “Today, football continues to tell its story, as always, in an enthralling way.
“[Lionel] Messi winning his first World Cup, as his trajectory deserved.
“My dear friend, Mbappe, scoring four goals in a final.
“What a gift it was to watch this spectacle to the future of our sport.”