His story is remarkable, and while he says he knows he "can't change the world", he says he's sure he can make it "a safer one", with the Leelou app set to help him achieve his goal.
The app was born in 2017, but if we rewind to 2007, we discover that a suicide attempt was the catalyst that spurred Farsoun into action.
We're told that Farsoun's efforts "saw him being nominated for Australian of the Year 2017 championing for the cause and after having making several short films on bullying, depression and suicide".
So, how did the idea for Leelou come into being?
Farsoun explains: "The idea for the app came to me while I was flying over Cape York. I started thinking – what would happen if my engine cut out right now, and I crashed?
"How would people, anyone, know where to find me? Feeling so alone took me back to that night in March 2007. In a way, it was a life-changing moment that became the segue that sowed the seeds for Leelou.”
Technology and financial limitations initially delayed plans for the app, but true to Farsoun's character, we're told that "he would not give up", which he clearly didn't, as 2017 was the year that Leelou arrived.
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So, what is Leelou, exactly?
Well, it is a free app, which ensures loved ones are alerted in the event of an emergency anywhere in the world with incredibly detailed and precise information.
“Leelou is not just an SOS or novelty App,” explained Farsoun. “It’s symbiosis between Personal Safety and Technology with just one purpose; to make our neighbourhoods safer by giving carers accurate information they can respond to, and fast. It really is a Personal Safety App on steroids!”
Once the SOS button is pressed, "the guardian dashboard comes to life with other Guardians distance/position and specific response, the user’s battery level along with a real-time map and most importantly, a secure streaming audio of what’s happening where you are, nothing is left to guesswork or chance".
Farsoun said: "'Taking the call later’ because you’re in a meeting or at work is a thing of the past with ‘silent override’; nothing slips through the cracks!"
Importantly, we're also told that Leelou's privacy settings "also make it Stalker Proof".
"'Not friends' on Leelou means they won’t know your number or, where you are", which is "ideal if parental separation forms part of a Guardian network in an SOS. A child’s parents might not see eye to eye, but both want to be there in a crisis".