He wanted to die...
Visited the sea inside.
In the end, he won.
We saw a movie called The Sea Inside (DVD from Netflix). This is a powerful movie about a quadriplegic who wants to die with dignity. As a young man he was a sailor. He dove into some shallow water and suffered a spinal injury. He was in bed for at least 28 years, always looking for somebody who would help him die. He was surrounded by people who loved him, but he still wanted to die.
His freedom during that time was internal. He visited the sea inside his head.
It's based on a true story of a man who fought legal battles and lost (in Spain). He finally found some people to help him.
I give this one an A+.