Disabled Canadian man facing eviction from social housing is accepted onto country’s controversial legal EUTHANASIA program after deciding he’d rather die than be homeless
Amir Farsoud, 54, applied for Canada’s controversial medical assistance in dying program, known as MAID, after the house where he lives was put on the market. Farsoud lives with debilitating, untreatable back pain, which allowed him to qualify for MAID. It wasn’t his pain that drove Farsoud’s decision, but rather his prospects of homelessness after Canada’s social services failed to provide him support. Farsoud received one of the two doctor signatures required to be accepted by the MAID program, and expected to be euthanized this month. But his story made headlines in Canada, and a GoFundMe page set up in his name by a stranger wound up raising him over $60,000. The cash was enough to get him new housing and to change his mind about ending his life.