If there’s a Christmas for soccer, it might be when Pele starts hitting his first balls. When he promised his father to win the World Cup or when he lifted it when he was only 17 years old. It’s O’Rei and now the world is watching closely to see what happens to his health.
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The Brazilian star spent Christmas in hospital at the Albert Einstein Clinic in Sao Paulo and his children gathered there to keep up with what’s going on with his battle with colon cancer.
“Merry Christmas. Gratitude, love, togetherness, family. The essence of Christmas. Thank you all for all the love and lights you send”, published on December 25 by Kelly Nascimento, the daughter who died due to her father’s health condition. is in charge of informing the world about
And he reiterated this Monday, 26, by thanking him for spending one more day with his father. “Even in sorrow, we should just be grateful. Thank you for being together, thank you for all your love, thank you for being here with her now. merry christmas. Lots of health, lots of love, lots of happiness, lots of laughter and lots of enthusiasm, today and always, to all of you. One More Night With Her”, published Kelly Nascimento.
And they almost all are. In the image where they vacation, Pele does not appear, but his children Celeste, Flavia, Gemina, Edinho, the aforementioned Kelly, wife Marcia Sibelle, and some grandchildren do. Joshua joined them in the afternoon. It would only be missing for Jennifer to arrive. Thus, Pele spent the Christmas holidays with his family.
A video circulated on social networks yesterday where O’Rei answers a video call, Apparently from other relatives, and his condition is not the best, but there is no official information. In fact, his entire family is with him.
Pele has been admitted to the medical center for 27 days this Monday. He arrived in late November to be treated for a respiratory infection and at the same time underwent chemotherapy for colon cancer. Brazilian portal Globosporte reports, “In a very fragile state of health, Pele spends Christmas hospitalized due to “progression of cancer disease” and kidney and heart dysfunction.
Pele has been hospitalized since December 29, when Kelly Nascimento said he was undergoing routine tests. December 3 was the first medical statement, where the doctors ensured the stable condition of the former football player. Then, on 21 December, he reported that treatment was being continued but that he needed “more care for kidney and heart conditions”. He is the last one officially known.
Santos, the club where he started his path to glory, also pays tribute to him. The chairman of the club’s consultative council, Celso Jetén, announced that during 2023 the São Paulo team would include a crown on its shield to keep Pelé in mind.
The partners approved a change in legislation to make the change happen, something that at some point in 2019, Jefferson Mateldo of Venezuela personally did at the said club.
These are not the best moments for Pele and without official information it is not known what is the development of O’Rei’s condition. But he’s fighting, he’s doing it with all his dribbling.