The daughter of Brazilian football star Pelé posted a heartfelt tribute and image of her father at the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in So Paulo on Instagram late on Friday.
“We are still here, fighting and believing. One more evening spent together,” Kely Nascimento wrote.
Her words were displayed next to a picture of her cuddling up to her father, who was lying in a hospital bed. Sophia, Pelé’s granddaughter, is also visible in the image.
Nascimento announced earlier in the week that her father would be hospitalized throughout the holiday season.
According to a hospital statement, Pelé, 82, was hospitalised on November 29 for a respiratory infection and “re-evaluation of the chemotherapy treatment over colon cancer detected in September 2021.”
According to hospital updates from earlier this week, Pelé’s condition had gotten worse and he would now need more care as a result of the cancer’s growth.