PELE’S daughter has said his family are grateful for “another night” with the Brazil World Cup legend.
Kely Nascimento has posted a heartbreaking update as the three times World Cup winner’s family gathered to be beside him in hospital for Christmas, as his cancer worsens.
His children have posted emotional snaps of themselves and the Brazil legend in following his latest health scare.
The 82-year-old has been battling colon cancer since September of last year.
Doctors said this week his cancer had advanced and that he requires care related to renal and cardiac dysfunction.
In an Instagram post, Kely said “the family have a lot to be thankful for, even spending Christmas in the hospital”.
“Even in sadness we can only be thankful. Thank you for being together, thank you for all your affection, thank you that I can be here now with him.
“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.
“Another night with him.”
Earlier she posted a picture the family including his wife Marcia Aoki gathered at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo.
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She also posted a picture of her hugging the three times World Cup winner as his granddaughter could be seen in the background laying on a sofa.
“We continue to be here, in fight and in faith. Another night together,” she wrote.
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.
He has received several messages of support since his hospitalisation, including from the French star Kylian Mbappe, who called on followers to “pray for the King.”
Pele’s son, Edinho, has also arrived at the hospital to show his support for his father.
He posted a picture on Instagram of their hands holding each other, along with the emotional message: “Father… my strength is yours”.
Despite being hospital-bound, Pele didn’t miss out on the sensational World Cup final between Argentina and France.
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.