Walt Disney World Honors 2-Year-Old Boy Who Was Attacked By Alligator

 

It's been one year since 2-year-old Lane Graves was attacked and killed by an alligator at a Walt Disney World resort.

To honor Lane's life, a lighthouse will be added onto the park's property. The lighthouse is the symbol for the Lane Thomas Foundation that his parents, Melissa and Matt Graves created.

“To provide continued awareness of the foundation and its mission, we’ve commissioned an original sculpture of the lighthouse the foundation uses as a symbol of love and hope, to be installed on our property this summer,” George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, said in a statement to the Sentinel on Tuesday.

Lane was in a foot of water in a lagoon when the alligator attacked. The father, Matt tried to fight off the gator but was too late and suffered lacerations on his hands during the stand off.

The 2-year-old's body was later discovered and was taken back to Elkhorn, Nebraska where the parents and their 4-year-old daughter Ella buried him.

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