A Statue Is Implanted by Disney In The Honor of Toddler Who Was Killed by AlligatorAugust 08, 2017 08:34
Disney has implanted a light house sculpture in the memory of toddler who was killed by an alligator while playing at central Florida resort last year.
In June 2016, an alligator grabbed 2 years old Lane Graves, who was playing along the seven seas lagoon beach outside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. His father, Matt Graves of Omaha, jumped into water to save his son. The child’s body was found after 16 hours and the incident was ruled as an accident.
Disney installed the light house sculpture this week.
“The Light House sculpture has been installed to help spread awareness of the Lane Thomas Foundation, which was established to provide assistance and support families whose children need organ transplants”, said a Disney spokes person.
In the year since Lane’s death many changes were made by Disney to increase safety for its guests. They added signs of reptiles in waterways and also constructed a boulder wall along the edge of lagoon.
“We find comfort that so many people continue to remember our sweet boy, Lane, and we believe the light house stands as beacon of hope and support for families in the depths of despair. We will continue to honor Lane and preserve his spirit through the Lane Thomas Foundation” the graves family said.