It was discussed in class whether euthanizing the Maggie Fitzgerald was ethical. I do not think that it was. She had just recently experienced a life altering injury that resulted in her losing everything that she enjoyed in her life. It would make sense that she would be severely depressed for a long period of time after this. However, if she had been kept alive longer and if she had given life as a quadriplegic a chance, she could have found a new calling. After making it through the suffering and into this new calling she would probably come out stronger and realize how precious life is. This can be seen to an extent in The Bucket List. In this movie the two main characters discover that they are terminally ill. Instead of wallowing in self pity and just sitting and waiting until death comes, they go out and try to fulfill their bucket list. Through this journey both characters learn just how important their family is and Edward Cole, the billionaire who finances the trip, tracks down his only daughter as a result. Instead of succumbing to self pity and giving up, Edward Cole is able to find more joy than he had before by being accepted back by his daughter and subsequently meeting his granddaughter. Of course the type of pain and loss that Maggie experienced is much greater than what the two characters in The Bucket List experienced, but the greater suffering could have easily led to even greater joy. If Frankie, the one who ended up euthanizing Maggie, had instead focused on trying to help her through her depression and make her see that she had him as “family” now, Maggie might have eventually been happier than she was before the injury.