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Dancing in a Wheelchair – Review

Dancing in a Wheelchair by Fritz and Etta Mae Mutti was published in 2001 by Abingdon Press. At the time, Fritz was the bishop of the Kansas Area of The United Methodist Church, including the Kansas East and Kansas West Conferences.

Dancing in a Wheelchair is the story of the Mutti family as they experience life as a family through the journey of two sons, Tim and Fred, with HIV / AIDS. The Muttis tell the story of the transition from life before diagnosis, through the first signs of the disease and finally to the loss of their two sons. Mixed throughout the book is factual information about the disease.

Dancing in a Wheelchair is a heartfelt first person account of the events over several years. You can almost feel the passion of Fritz and Etta Mae as they experience grief, hope, sadness, anger and a wide range of emotions. I recommend this book to those who are experiencing HIV / AIDS as a part of their family as I believe that it would be a comfort and shine a light into the future.

Mutti, Fritz and Etta Mae. Dancing in a Wheelchair: One Family Faces HIV / AIDS. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001.

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner

One reply on “Dancing in a Wheelchair – Review”

I read that four or so years ago when Bishop Mutti was still in Kansas. I cried and cried when I read it. It is very personal and really well done.

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