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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Heartbreaking photos show coffins made to depict ‘spirits’ of young Texas school shooting victims

Heartbreaking images have emerged of some of the hand-crafted personal coffins for the 19 people murdered by a teenage maniac at his Texas school.

Soulshine Industries, whose owner previously told The Post about a poignant offer to make coffins for free, showcases beautiful designs crafted in time for funerals starting Tuesday.

The finished designs reflect any typical fourth-grader’s passion – from baseball to dinosaurs, llamas, butterflies and unicorns as well as cute visuals from TikTok videos.

“No family should bury a child,” company owner Trey Gainem, 50, told NBC-DFW after working round-the-clock to perfect the designs.

“We don’t just paint coffins here; We represent the lives of those who have passed away.”

Gunam met with the families of 19 of the Uvalde victims – 18 children and one of his teachers, Eva Miralles – to come up with a final design to help “let their spirit shine”, he also told NewsNation. . Each usually costs at least $3,400.

Customized Casket.
Custom coffees reflect the passion of any typical fourth-grader.
Trey Gnam.
Trey Ganam, owner of Soulshine Industries, offered to make the coffins for free.
Casket.
Each coffin usually costs at least $3,4000.

“They tell me about their loved one, and they tell me special things, and they light up when they’re talking to me,” Ganam said.

“We are creating the last thing a parent could ever do for their child. And we are making it with passion and purpose,” he told the finished products outlet.

“We put all our hearts and souls into this thing,” Ganam said, adding that he feels “blessed” to be able to help families in their time of need.

Casket.
Trey Ganam met with the families of 19 of the Uvalde victims to create a final design to help “shine their spirits”.
The Victim.
The last rites of those killed in the firing began on Tuesday.
Memorial.
People mourn at a memorial at Robb Elementary School.

“It’s very emotional for me. And to watch this time and time again, just, I don’t understand it,” he said of the mass shootings. “Time is not what they used to be.”

He proudly details some of the “unique coffins” he made—one containing a flashlight and a pickle with a dinosaur, and another with a unicorn head derived from a llama.

He added that families often “laugh” at the recollection of their children’s wild imaginations at creating the strange designs.

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Trey Ganam said families often “laugh” while recounting their children’s wild imaginations in creating the quirky designs.
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Two in-progress custom coffins.

“When parents are doing something special for their loved one, and when they get excited, you can take a little bit of their pain and suffering — that’s it,” he told the local station.

“It’s not just about painting a coffin, it’s about helping those families start their healing process,” he said.

It’s not just the bereaved families left behind, who claim to have received input from Ganam – he previously told The Post how he is a medium that communicates with the dead to work on their designs.

Workers Carrying The Coffin.
Trey Ganam said the coffins are “helping those families begin their healing process.”
The Workers Loaded The Coffin Into The Truck.
Trey Ganam and his team load a custom casket into a truck.

“It helps me build the coffin,” he told The Post.

“It has been a beautiful thing for me to hear all of their stories,” he said. “I feel like I have become a part of their family.”

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