The Lane Thomas Foundation

The Lane Thomas Foundation

Walt Disney World is creating a tribute to Lane Thomas Graves, the boy who died after being attacked by an aligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. A sculpture of a lighthouse will be installed in a yet-to-be announced location on property as a way to honor the boy. A lighthouse is the symbol of the Lane Thomas Foundation which was established in the child’s honor.

“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 Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, said in a statement.

According to the Foundation’s Facebook page, the foundation was named Lane Thomas because if Lane was ever asked his name, he would say, “I’m Lane Thomas, I’m two”. The foundation provides financial support to families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants at Omaha hospitals.