Disney Unveils Lighthouse To Honor Little Boy Who Died In Tragic Accident

SCARY MOMMY | Julie Scagell

The lighthouse serves as a symbol of a life lost and hope for the future

Most of us remember Lane Graves, an adorable two-year-old boy, who was killed last year by an alligator when his family was visiting Walt Disney World. The boy and his four-year-old sister and his parents were standing in a foot of water on the Seven Seas Lagoon beach outside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa when Lane was attacked and killed by an alligator. Disney is now honoring the boy with a statue in his name, a reminder of a life lost too soon.

The gold and blue lighthouse features two blue stars stands near the Seven Seas Lagoon beach, where Lane Graves was attacked last year. The lighthouse is a place to remember Lane and serves as a symbol for the Lane Thomas Foundation. Matt and Melissa Graves started the foundation after Lane’s death as a way to honor him and to support other families the way they were supported throughout this ordeal.

The foundation will “provide financial support for to families with children in need of organ transplants at Omaha healthcare facilities,” TODAY reports, as well as create a base of support for families in dealing with crisis situations. Continue reading

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