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Special Statue For Boy Who Was Killed By Alligator [Photo]

Last year a beautiful two year old toddler was killed by an alligator while the family vacationed at Disney World’s Grand Floridian resort. Now Disney has put up a statue honoring the memory of Lane Graves. I have to admit, when I first saw the story, I thought that it wouldn’t be enough to put up a statue in memory of this little boy. After all, Disney was negligent in not informing people there were alligators in the waters and there were no barriers. It was so tragic that the alligator actually came up on shore and grabbed the little boy.

Now at Disney, all of the bodies of water are roped off with signs warning of alligators and snakes and that swimming or wading in the water is prohibited. Tuesday they unveiled a lighthouse statue in memory of Lane as a beacon of hope and light.

I think I have the same feelings as many of you. A statue will never be enough, but after reading the NY Post article, there was a quote from the family. It reads “We find comfort that so many people continue to remember our sweet boy, Lane, and we believe the lighthouse stands as a beacon of hope and support for families in the depths of despair,” according to a statement released by the Graves family. “We will continue to honor Lane and preserve his spirit through the Lane Thomas Foundation.” The foundation supports organ donation for children. If they find comfort of some kind in this statue in this little boy’s memory then I hope it helps them heal a little bit more.

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