SAO PAULO.- one of the daughters of Pele said on Wednesday that both she and her family are going through moments of sadness and despair, almost a month after the great former Brazilian soccer player was hospitalized and without the doctors having revealed any indication of improvement.
The 82-year-old Pele’s cancer has progressed, and doctors at Albert Einstein Hospital recently said the three-time World Cup-winning star is undergoing a “specialized care”, in relation to their “kidney and heart dysfunctions”.
Pelé was admitted to that clinic in Sao Paulo on November 29.. The hospital has not released any new information about his health in the past week.
“These moments are hard to explain. Sometimes there is much sadness and despair. At other times we laugh and talk about funny memories,” she wrote. “And what we learn the most from all of that is that we have to look out for each other and stay close. Only then is everything worth it, with everyone together”.
The text accompanies a photo of other relatives of Pelé, some of whom also remain accompanying him in the hospital.
Edson Cholbi Nascimentoalso known as edinho and who is the son of Pelé, visited the clinic on Saturday, but returned on Tuesday to a city in the south of Brazilwhere he works as a coach of football. He has not spoken to the press since he left Sao Paulo.
Pelé underwent a colon tumor removal in September 2021. Neither his family nor the hospital have specified whether the cancer has spread to other organs..
The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported over the weekend that the chemotherapy Pelé was undergoing was not working. and that the doctors had decided to give him palliative care. The family of the legend has denied that information.
Pelé led Brazil to the coronation in the World Cups sweden 1958, chili 1962 Y Mexico 1970. He continues to be one of the two top scorers for the national team, with 77 goals, a figure he equaled neymar during the recently concluded World Cup in Qatar.