Facing a Supreme Court of Canada trial this coming December, the Rasouli-Salasel family are asking for support both through Facebook and peoples cheque book.
Hassan Rasouli was diagnosed as being in a permanent vegetative state with little to no hope after surgery to remove a brain tumor resulted in a bacterial infection that put him in a coma.
Doctors updated his status to minimally conscious months later. Rasouli is still at Sunnybrook hospital and attached to a mechanical ventilator.
The family has barely made a dent in their goal to raise $90,000 towards lawyer fees in anticipation of the highly publicized end-of-life challenge being made to the Supreme Court of Canada by the two Sunnybrook surgeons.
The family so far raised just over $3,600 with only a few days left to fundraise money through the global online funding platform indigogo, before their bid expires, says Rasouli’s daughter Mojgan.
“We tried to fundraise as much as we could but it’s really hard being in the situation we’re in,” said Mojgan. “This is not only important for Iranian-Canadians to support each other but also as Canadians supporting a case that may impact the entire country.”
“We are currently trying to extend the fund on indigogo,” Mojgan said.
The family – now with depleted resources and with their primary breadwinner minimally conscious – is asking the public for help to fund their legal battle.
The family is asking for donations and for people to “like” their Facebook page called Help Hassan Rasouli. You can donate money by visiting www.indiegogo.com/lifesupport. Or by contacting Mojgan directly through her email address email@example.com.