In October, Amir Farsoud enrolled in the medically assisted dying program from the Government of Canada for the terminally ill and disabled. The 54-year-old Iranian immigrant, who lives in government accommodation in St Catharines (Ontario), fell into despair after learning that the property, which he shares with other people, would be put up for sale🇧🇷 Amir then, fearing homelessness, appealed to be subjected to euthanasia.
The immigrant about an accident several years ago that left him physically disabled.
“I don’t want to die, but I’d rather die than be homeless”he declared to the City News channel.
After news of Farsoud’s plight spread through the media and social media, a page on crowdfunding site GoFundMe was created to help Amir. The creator said he felt “compelled to help”, despite not knowing the man.
“Please guys my goal is to raise enough money so he can pay his rent and food for the next seven years so he can move into affordable housing and show hope.”he stated. “We need humanity to win. We are all in this life together and as Canadians we need to help. If the last three years have taught us anything, it’s that without compassion, resilience, community and good health, we are nothing. If we all give our that we can save, we can help you”he added.
Since then, the campaign has raised over C$60,000 (approximately R$ 235 mil🇧🇷 The result made Amir review his plans and give up euthanasia.
“I honestly thought I wouldn’t be here in December”said the Iranian immigrant, who fled the Middle Eastern country at age 12.
With the money raised, Amir has already paid a debt of R$ 78,000.