W. Ron Adams

Coal Mine to Courtroom: A Quadriplegic’s Memoir of Relentless Faith, Courage and Eternal Success

As a high school basketball hero in a small Kentucky town, Ron Adams seemed to be on track to a promising career in the NBA. Then, at the age of 19, his hoop dreams vanished when a coal mining accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Determined to escape a life of poverty and abuse, Ron struggled through college and beyond, eventually becoming a successful lawyer, despite physical and other personal challenges which, to most people, would seem insurmountable.

In Coal Mine to Courtroom, Ron shares his remarkable story of survival and his journey of faith driven by a desperate search for a miracle. Along the way, he encountered Hollywood psychics, TV preachers, heartless professors, fickle girlfriends and wives, a dishonest lawyer, tough judges, and a few good friends.

Coal Mine to Courtroom is painfully honest, often revealing uncomfortable details about Ron’s personal life, but always with humor and sensitivity. It is an uplifting, compelling story about relationships, loss, love, survival and salvation. This book will entertain and inspire readers from all walks of life, regardless of their personal beliefs.

W. Ron Adams

W. Ron Adams is a lawyer and former coal miner. As one of Kentucky’s leading high school basketball players in the 1970s, Mr. Adams dreamed of a career in the NBA and received athletic scholarship offers from two colleges. However, his life changed direction at the age of 19, when he broke his neck in a coal mining accident, which left him a quadriplegic. In spite of his debilitating injury and other personal challenges, Mr. Adams earned a business degree at Murray State University and a JD/MBA at the Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. He practices law in Northern Kentucky, where he resides with his wife and several dogs.

Website: https://wronadamslaw.com

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