Courtesy of ABC7 Eyewitness News |Sunday, November 30, 2014 http://abc7.com/news/man-donates-custom-caskets-for -children-killed-in-texas-house-fire/416381/
As I posted the piece about Trey Ganem and the custom caskets, I thought about an instance where 5 kids were killed in a fire and a gentlemen custom built caskets for each child. I thought that was a WONDERFUL gesture and I wanted to highlight his good deed. Doggone it, it was Trey Ganem. – KUDOS TO YOU, SIR – B.D.
EDNA, TX —
Former hot rod designer turned casket designer Trey Ganem has donated custom coffins to the family who lost five children in a house fire in Edna last week.
Ganem, an Edna resident, knows the family and was asked by a family member to make the caskets. He built all five in four days. He started at 5:30pm Wednesday, and aside from a few hours to sleep and some time on Thanksgiving, he worked through Saturday at 2:00pm.
The five caskets are customized for each child.
For 15-year-old Noah Ortiz, Ganem designed a casket with his football team colors and his number. His football helmet will be fixed onto the casket.