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SAO PAULO (AP) — One of Pelé's daughters said Wednesday she and her family are enduring moments of sadness and despair as the 82-year-old Brazilian soccer great's hospitalization nears one month.

A fan displays a sign in support of Pelé at a Brazilian fan party before the the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and South Korea, in Doha, Dec. 5, 2022. The 82-year-old Pelé remained in a hospital in San Paulo recovering from a respiratory infection that was aggravated by COVID-19, but the news coming from Brazil early Monday was good. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports A fan displays a sign in support of Pelé at a Brazilian fan party before the the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and South Korea, in Doha, Dec. 5, 2022. The 82-year-old Pelé remained in a hospital in San Paulo recovering from a respiratory infection that was aggravated by COVID-19, but the news coming from Brazil early Monday was good. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Media professionals work in front of the Albert Einstein Hospital where former soccer player Pele has been hospitalized since November 29, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports Media professionals work in front of the Albert Einstein Hospital where former soccer player Pele has been hospitalized since November 29, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello)

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.”

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

“These moments are hard to explain. Sometimes it is a lot of sadness and despair, in other moments we laugh and speak about fun memories," Kely Nascimento said on Instagram.

A man rests in front of a mural with an image of soccer legend Pele, created by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports A man rests in front of a mural with an image of soccer legend Pele, created by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Other family members are also at the hospital.

“And what we learn the most from all of this is that we have to seek one another, hold each other tight. That’s the only way this is worth it. Everyone together,” she wrote.

Security guards stand in front of the Albert Einstein Hospital where former soccer player Pele has been hospitalized since Nov. 29, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports Security guards stand in front of the Albert Einstein Hospital where former soccer player Pele has been hospitalized since Nov. 29, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello)

One of Pelé's sons, Edson Cholbi Nascimento, who is known as Edinho, visited on Saturday but returned on Tuesday to a southern Brazil city where he works as a soccer coach. He has not spoken to journalists since he left Sao Paulo.

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Visitors tour the Pele Museum in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports Visitors tour the Pele Museum in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, who is globally known as Pelé, had a colon tumor removed in September 2021. Neither his family nor the hospital have specified whether it had spread to other organs.

Newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported last weekend that Pelé’s chemotherapy was not working and that doctors had decided to put him on palliative care. Pelé’s family has denied that report.

Pelé led Brazil to victory in the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups and remains one of the team’s all-time leading scorers with 77 goals. Neymar tied Pelé’s record during the latest World Cup.

Several tributes and get-well soon wishes were made for the former footballer during the Qatar tournament, which was won by Argentina.

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