Family of Toddler Killed In Gator Attack Releases Statement, Will Not Sue Disney
By Space Coast Daily // July 20, 2016
'As each day passes, the pain gets worse'
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – On Wednesday, the parents of 2-year-old Lane Graves released a statement on their decision to not file a civil lawsuit against Disney.
“Melissa and I are broken. We will forever struggle to comprehend why this happened to our sweet baby, Lane.
As each day passes, the pain gets worse, but we truly appreciate the outpouring of sympathy and warm sentiments we have received from around the world. We know that we can never have Lane back, and therefore, we intend to keep his spirit alive through the Lane Thomas Foundation.
It is our hope that through the foundation we will be able to share with others the unimaginable love Lane etched in our hearts.
In addition to the foundation, we will solely be focused on the future health of our family and will not be pursuing a lawsuit against Disney.
For now, we continue to ask for privacy as we focus on our family.”
Last month, an alligator dragged 2-year-old Lane Graves into the Seven Seas Lagoon, which resulted in the death of the toddler.
The autopsy showed the boy drowned and suffered traumatic injuries.