Edinho, son of Pele – who has just been appointed as Serie B coach football club Londrina, based in Parana in the north – to the medical center on Christmas Eve, where he joined his sisters Flavia and Kely Nascimento.
He posted a photo on Instagram of himself holding the soccer star’s hand, with the caption: “Dad… my strength is yours.”
(Image credit: iamkelynascimento Instagram)
The former goalkeeper came a day after explaining his absence to his father to the local media.
“I want to be present, but I am committed to my mission here. I’m not a doctor, I really can’t be of much help,” he said in an interview published today by the Estadao daily. Friday.
That same day, Kelly shared a photo of herself hugging her 82-year-old father in the hospital with the caption “one more night together”.
On Wednesday, Albert Einstein Hospital, where the three-time World Cup winner is staying, announced that his colon cancer was showing signs of “progress” and that he needed “greater care to stay healthy” treatment of kidney and heart failure.”
Earlier that day, his daughters announced that he would not be home for Christmas.
According to AFP, the atmosphere was quiet outside the hospital on Saturday.
Pele is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time and has received a number of messages of support since his admission, including from French star Kylian Mbappe, who appealed to those follow “pray for the King”.
Pele was hospitalized in Sao Paulo on November 29 for his medical team to reassess the chemotherapy treatments he has received since surgery to remove a colon tumor in September. year 2021.