Will Trainer's active and adventurous life changes suddenly when he is left a quadriplegic after an accident. He becomes bitter and angry, and longs only for death, no longer wanting his new life with all its physical and emotional pain. He makes an agreement with his distraught mother that he will give it six months to find a reason and desire to live. His mother tries various caregivers in the hope that one of them will be able to reach her withdrawn son.
Young, vibrant Louisa accepts the job as Will's caregiver. She tolerates his insults and passive aggression for a while, but then in a show of strength and true empathy, she tells him what she really thinks and feels. This is enough to help open Will's mind and heart. Their relationship starts to blossom and both begin to develop a deeper sense of purpose in their lives.
We are reminded in this movie that we can never change another's mind. As it says in "A Course in Miracles," seek not to change the world but choose to change your mind about the world. (T.21.in.7) Louisa has hopes and expectations that she can change Will's mind about euthanasia. With the help of her mighty companion father, Louise's despair and false beliefs are released and, with a change of mind, her heart opens again. With this new mindset she not only sets Will free, but is free herself to live a truly inspired life. Rather than seeing Will as the source of her pain, she now has only gratitude for him, the role he played in her healing, and in the expansion of her consciousness.