This is the kind of news that we would never like to have to announce and yet, an experienced player in the French championship is going through an absolutely terrible ordeal. Former player of OGC Nice, where he stayed for almost 4 years before leaving for a short season in England and returning this summer to Brest, Pierre Lees-Melou is currently living through very dark days. The 29-year-old player trained in the Girondins de Bordeaux has just lost his daughter a few days ago, as he has just announced on his Instagram account.
A very painful ordeal for the young dad, whose daughter was born at the beginning of October, very premature and who fought to survive. Unfortunately, little Romy could not survive and the player made the announcement on October 20 through a publication posted online in the afternoon. “During our last ultrasound, we learned that our daughter had complex heart disease, that is to say a serious heart defect that was incompatible with life.“, he explains in the introduction of his poignant message.
The daughter of Pierre Lees-Melou and his company Ophélie therefore arrived earlier than expected and her chances of survival were obviously very low. “Our daughter Romy was born on October 6 after 6 months of pregnancy. She was a perfect baby, all she needed was a healthy, well-developed little heart. Thank you in advance for your kind thoughts, we have disabled comments in order to move forward step by step“, continues the Ligue 1 player, before concluding his painful message: “Please respect our wishes and do not message us, we know you are here for us.“