Why did the graves family not sue Disney?
ORLANDO – Everyone remembers Lane Graves, the 2-year-old boy who was killed by an alligator at the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in June. His parents Matt and Melissa Graves say they’re still struggling to “comprehend why this happened” … and admit, “As each day passes, the pain gets worse.” have revealed that they do not wish to press charges against Disney for the horrific tragedy. Regardless that there were no signs at the time of the attack that indicated alligators were in that lagoon water, Matt and Melissa Graves have decided to “focus on their family” instead of getting even.
The Graves were not specific about the foundation’s purpose but they are expected to announce more about it later in the year. What is also not known is if the foundation is funded by the Disney corporation in the means of a preemptive out of court settlement.
According to multiple news services the family released a statement “We know that we can never have Lane back, and therefore, we intend to keep his spirit alive through the Lane Thomas Foundation,” the statement issued on July 20 said. “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.”
Lane’s father also said in the statement that “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.”
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