Parents of boy killed by alligator give their newborn son an unexpected name

Sep 22, 2018
04:47 A.M.


Matt and Melissa Graves announced the birth of their new son, Christian Lane Graves, after losing their boy who was eaten by an alligator at Walt Disney World 2 years ago.

An alligator grabbed their 2-year-old son, named Lane Graves. You can read more about it as the couple expresses their loss for their 2-year-old and joy for their newborn.

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"Although we know the pain of losing Lane will never go away, we feel God has blessed our family with this precious miracle of life," said the Graves in a statement. "We know Ella and Christian have their brother, Lane, watching over them as their guardian angel."

One common nightmare that every parent shares are the loss of their child. Although Lan'es death was ruled out as an accident, Disney took extra precautions to avoid this repeating in the near future.

Some kind words for those who've supported the Lane Thomas Foundation.



Lane's death was a devastating event that shocked the world. Since his traumatic death, Disney has removed 95 alligators, thus making Disney World a safer place for the whole family.

"We are happy to announce the birth of our son, Christian Lane Graves. Although we know the pain of losing Lane will never go away, we feel God has blessed our family with this precious miracle of life. We know Ella and Christian have their brother, Lane, watching over them as their guardian angel. The love and support we continue to receive from so many are greatly appreciated, but we ask that our desire for privacy continue to be honored."

Regardless of the tragedy, a positive message is always out there to remind us to cherish those dear.


A sculpture of a lighthouse was erected on Disney property as a symbol of light and hope and in honor of Lane Thomas. And words of love are expressed by the parents to commemorate his memory.



"LT, we love you up to heaven and down to the grass. Hug, kiss, ugga mugga. We will fight every day to keep your memory alive and make a positive difference in your name," the post read.



The family continues to keep the memory of Lane alive by paying tribute to him via their Facebook Charity Page and you can donate and show your support by visiting the Lane Thomas Foundation.

Disney has had its fair share of deaths and here is an incident of a 'cast member' who had a tragic death near the Pop Century Resort. They found the man unconscious and unresponsive with a fatal result. Read more to find out how it all happened.

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