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Disabled Canadian Man Celebrates Escaping being Euthanized by Government over Debts

A disabled Canadian man is now celebrating his “deathaversary” after escaping being euthanized by his government over his crushing debts.

Amir Farsoud was due to be euthanized by the Canadian government’s “assisted suicide” program because he was struggling to pay off his financial debts.

Farsoud said he was booked into to be killed under Canada’s “Medical Assistance in Dying” (MAID) law after being faced with the grim choice of death or homelessness.

However, just before he was scheduled to be euthanized, people raised enough money to improve his financial situation and he narrowly avoided death.

A year and a half later, Farsoud is now raising the alarm about the MAID program.

He warns that he was railroaded into “assisted suicide” by government doctors because of his dire housing situation.

Farsoud told his story during an interview for a new BBC documentary called “Better Off Dead?”

In the film, Farsoud told actress and disability activist Liz Carr that he’s “thinking of having friends over and raising a glass” to celebrate being alive.

If it wasn’t for his story going viral and inspiring people to donate, he revealed, he would have died in November 2022.

“For the last almost eight years I’ve had the misfortune of being on the Ontario disability support program, which gives a maximum of just over $1,300 to a single adult monthly,” he recounted.

“As a frame of reference, the average one-bedroom apartment in this province costs almost twice what a person on disability makes.”

The 55-year-old was pushed into applying for MAID after the rooming house where he lives was put on the market.

“Literally after like four months of looking there was no place – there did not exist a place – that I could afford to live in,” he explained.

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