Strong-willed, funny, and charismatic, Paralympic champion wheelchair-racer Marieke Vervoort’s time is running out. At 37, a debilitating, chronic illness she has had for more than 20 years has begun to take its toll. As Marieke’s strength falters and her body begins to fail, she decides to take control by signing papers to die by euthanasia, the controversial procedure of medically assisted death.

Liberated and empowered by now having the legal permission to die, Marieke again discovers the freedom and thrill of living and of competition. Recovering her sense of self-determination, over the next decade, Marieke postpones her decision to die. Through sheer willpower and strength of character, she wins Gold in wheelchair-racing in the Paralympic Games and World Championships.