A large part of the children and grandchildren of former Brazilian footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pele” spent Christmas Eve in hospital as the three-time world champion was hospitalized for about a month, at a time when his delicate health was the cause of care and concern.
“Almost everyone,” said Kelly Nascimento, one of the daughters of what many consider to be the best female soccer player of all time, posting a photo to her Instagram account in the wee hours of Sunday morning posing with her nieces and nephews. The mother … in the hospital room where Pele was admitted on November 29.
Shown in the picture are the “king’s” wife, Marcia Aoki, their three eldest children, including the source Edinho, who arrived in Sao Paulo on Saturday, and some grandchildren, but the bed Pele was in the care of is not shown. Dense.
“Almost everyone. Merry Christmas. Thank you, love, togetherness, family…the essence of Christmas. Thank you all for all the love and light you give us. In this crazy and amazing life, I would be nothing without them. Today and always: Merry Christmas All is well,” Nascimento said in his post.
Among the last to arrive was Edinho, former Santos goalkeeper and current coach of Londrina, whose professional commitments only allowed him to go to hospital on Saturday.
The health of the 82-year-old former soccer player has captured attention in Brazil since last Wednesday, when the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo reported a worsening of colon cancer diagnosed in 2021 and said Pele was receiving care related to “dysfunction.” kidneys and heart.”
Pele was taken to hospital to assess the change in chemotherapy he had been receiving since the discovery of his colon tumor in September last year.
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Days later, the hospital reported that it was also treating him for a respiratory infection he had, according to his daughters, suffered from a COVID-19 infection.