Pele’s daughter grateful Pele

SAO PAULO. — Pele’s daughter took to social media on Christmas Day night to thank the hospital for looking after her father.

The Brazilian football legend’s family have gathered in hospital as his condition worsens — with his daughter vowing to stick by his side as the 82-year-old receives care after his cancer progressed.

Kely Nascimento shared one photo earlier on Sunday from the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with an emotional caption.

She took to her Instagram profile again later in the day to express her gratitude to the medical staff at the hospital.

“To see our father treated by these professionals, super competent and extremely affectionate.

“Not a moment goes by that we forget this privilege.

“Even in sadness, we just have to be grateful. Thank you for being together, thank you for all your love, thank you for being here with him now.

“Merry Christmas. Lots of health, lots of love, lots of joy, lots of laughter and lots of passion, today and always, for all of you.

“One more night together with him.’’

Both pictures from Christmas included Pele’s son Edinho.

The Brazil legend had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021 but was admitted to hospital on November 29.

A hospital statement released earlier last week said Pele needed further care “related to renal and cardiac dysfunctions’’.

The daughter of the three-time World Cup winner confirmed family members would spend Christmas with him in hospital with grandchildren also joining.

Pele’s daughter has been active on social media and she posted an image on her Instagram profile on Saturday of her sitting next to Edinho and two of his children at the hospital.

“He (Edson) is here,’’ she captioned the photo, adding in a hashtag “I will not be leaving, nobody will take me out of here.’’ — Mailonline

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