A Canadian man has changed his mind about ending his life through medically assisted suicide after an outpouring of support from good Samaritans.
Amir Farsoud said he is no longer considering euthanasia after strangers who were moved by his story donated more than $60,000 to help him, which will allow him to avoid homelessness.
“I’m a different person,” Farsoud told Toronto-based CityNews, which first shared his story. “The first time we spoke, I had nothing but darkness, misery, stress and hopelessness. Now I have all the opposite of those things.”
Farsoud, 54, lives with agonizing chronic back pain due to an accident several years ago. During the worst bouts of pain, he was “crying like a 5-year-old and not sleeping for days in a row,” he said. He also