Pele’s daughter shares an old photo of herself with legendary father and her sister at a health care center event with the caption ‘Time flies, happy moments are forever’ – as 82-year-old Verson’s condition in hospital
The daughter of Brazilian football great Pele has posted a heartwarming photo to social media as her father continues his fight for life.
Pele’s family gathered at the hospital as his condition worsened – with Kely Nascimento sharing a moment during happier times as the 82-year-old received care after his colon cancer progressed.
Taking to Instagram, Nascimento shared a photo of the soccer icon alongside himself and two other daughters – Flavia and Jennifer – at a Gala Pequeno Principe, a healthcare center, event.
“Time flies, happy moments are forever,” she added to the beautiful picture.
Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento shared an old photo of her alongside him at an event
Nascimento also shared a photo on Christmas Day of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with an emotional caption.
Later in the day she took to her Instagram profile again 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.
She posted a photo of his family on Instagram Christmas Day night alongside a post thanking hospital staff for caring for the 82-year-old soccer great.
‘To see our father treated by the professionals, super competent and extremely loving.’
Greats like Rivaldo, and football fans from around the world, have paid tribute and prayed for the health of one of football’s most famous sons.
The Brazilian legend had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021, but was admitted to hospital on November 29.
Considered one of the greatest footballers ever, Pele won three World Cups with Brazil
A hospital statement issued last week said Pele needed further care “related to renal and cardiac dysfunctions”.
The daughter of the three-time World Cup winner confirmed that family members will spend Christmas with him in hospital with grandchildren also joining.
Pele is widely regarded as Brazil’s greatest player and was able to watch his country’s campaign at the World Cup in Qatar despite being in hospital.
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 also winning The 1962 and 1970 World Cup with the national side.
One of Pele’s former rivals, Romario, wished the Brazilian football legend well in a recent video on social media.
spoke to Ge GloboRomerio said: ‘King, get better. So much faith. The whole world is watching and praying for you. Improvements! I kiss your heart.’
Former Brazil striker Romario spoke to Brazilian TV to wish Pele well in a recent video