Update: Pele's Daughter Says She And Her Family Are Enduring 'Sadness And Despair' Over His Health


The daughter of Brazilian football great, Pele, has shared an emotional post alongside a family photo as her famous father continues to fight for his life in the hospital due to Cancer.


The three-time World Cup winner's cancer has advanced and doctors at Albert Einstein hospital recently said he's under 'elevated care' related to 'kidney and cardiac dysfunctions.'


Pele was admitted to the Sao Paulo facility on November 29. The hospital hasn't published any updates in the past week.


Kely Nascimento shared a family photo from the hospital as the Brazil legend approaches one month in the hospital. 


'These moments are hard to explain,' Nascimento wrote. 'Sometimes there is a lot of sadness and despair, other times we laugh and talk of fun memories.


'And what we learn most from all this is that we have to look for each other, and hold tight. Only when it's all worth it. With it all together.'

She earlier took to her Instagram profile to express her gratitude to the medical staff at the hospital. 


'We always have a lot to be thankful for, even spending Christmas in the hospital we are aware of the privilege it is to be in a hospital like @hosp_einstein,' she wrote.


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


The Brazil icon had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021 but was re-admitted to hospital last month.


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


The daughter of Pele confirmed family members would spend Christmas with him in hospital with grandchildren also joining. 


Pele is widely considered Brazil's greatest-ever player. He burst onto the global scene as a 17-year-old at the 1958 World Cup, helping Brazil to the first of their record five successes before winning the 1962 and 1970 World Cups with the national side.

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