Canadian facing deportation accepted into country’s controversial EUTHANASIA legal scheme

A Canadian facing deportation has asked to be legally euthanized and die rather than be made homeless.

Amir Farsoud, 54, called for the drastic measure after the rooming house where he lives was put on the market.

Farsoud lives with debilitating and incurable back pain, which helped him qualify for Canada’s controversial medical assistance in dying program, known as MAID.

But it was not his pain that drove Farsoud’s decision, but rather his prospects of homelessness after Canada’s social services failed to provide him with support.

Farsoud received one of two doctor signatures required to be accepted into the MAID program and is expected to be euthanized this month.

But her story made headlines in Canada, and a GoFundMe page set up in her name by a stranger ended up earning her over $60,000 – enough to find her a new place to live and change her mind about living. end of his days.

Amir Farsoud, 54, applied for Canada’s controversial medical assistance in dying program, known as MAID, after the house he lives in was put on the market

Farsoud has received one of two doctor signatures required to be accepted into the MAID program and is expected to be euthanized this month

Farsoud has received one of two doctor signatures required to be accepted into the MAID program and is expected to be euthanized this month

When Farsoud asked for euthanasia again, he said he didn’t want to die but he didn’t want to be homeless anymore.

“I don’t want to die but I don’t want to be homeless any more than I don’t want to die,” he told City News. “It’s not my first choice.”

Farsoud survives on social services, but the allowance is so low that he is left with only $7 a day for food and almost nothing to pay for rent.

When his rooming house, which he shares with two others, is put up for sale, he decides to apply for MAID.

With his chronic back pain – which makes him weak – Farsoud said he would probably die on the streets anyway, so he figured he might as well end his life with ease.

“I know that, in my current state of health, I would not survive it anyway. That wouldn’t be a worthy expectation at all, so if that becomes my two options, that’s pretty much a no-brainer,” he said.

Farsoud lives with debilitating and incurable back pain, which allowed him to qualify for MMA

Farsoud lives with debilitating and incurable back pain, which allowed him to qualify for MMA

Farsoud lives with debilitating and incurable back pain, which allowed him to qualify for MMA

Farsoud’s back pain started after an accident several years ago left him unable to lead a normal life. He said the daily was “awful, non-existent and terrible”. I don’t do anything but manage the pain.

Farsoud said that despite his pain, if he had affordable and reliable housing, he wouldn’t be “even close yet” to considering euthanasia.

“It would be on my radar because my physical condition is only going to get worse,” Farsoud told City News.

“At this point I would probably take the option, but it would likely be years later.”

Before being rescued, Farsoud said he was afraid of dying.

Before being rescued, Farsoud said he was afraid of dying.

Before being rescued, Farsoud said he was afraid of dying. ” Who is not ? Yes I am. Who would not be ? he said City News

MAID was first legalized in Canada in 2016 in an effort to provide an option for people for whom death was inevitable and foreseeable.

In the spring of 2022, it was expanded to include people who were living with disabilities or debilitating pain, even if their life was not immediately in danger.

Before being rescued, Farsoud said he was afraid of dying. ” Who is not ? Yes I am. Who would not be ? he told City News.

He said it was ‘awful’ and ‘upside down’ that people like him need to consider suicide because their social services cannot support them.

“I think it’s awful whether it’s ethical or not, but I think it’s backwards,” he said. “I think in a country like ours, people shouldn’t go hungry and shouldn’t worry about whether there’s a roof over their heads.”

“I think we actually have the wherewithal to make that not a problem and to choose not to help the most vulnerable members of society is tragic.”

But after Farsoud’s story made headlines, an anonymous woman named Effy set up a GoFundMe for him. The $60,000 was enough to put a roof over his head and change his mind about the end of his life.

“I’m a different person,” Farsoud said. “The first time we spoke I had nothing but darkness, misery, stress and despair. Now I have the complete opposite of those things.

. Canadian threatened with deportation accepted in program legal controversial EUTHANASIA country

. Canadian facing deportation accepted countrys controversial EUTHANASIA legal scheme

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