The parents of two year old boy killed at World Disney World resort chose to not enter into a legal battle with Disney. Matt and Melissa Graves, released a statement that although their hearts are broken in the wake of last month's tragedy, they do not want to take the legal route.
The couple released a statement:
"We will solely be focused on the future health of our family and will not be pursuing a lawsuit against Disney. We will forever struggle to comprehend why this happened to our sweet baby, Lane."
The family was on vacation at the Seven Seas Lagoon near the Grand Floridian Resort on June 16. The Nebraska toddler was playing in about a foot of water when the alligator attacked.
The statement continued:
"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. For now, we continue to ask for privacy as we focus on our family."
The Graves family were not specific whether Disney was backing up the foundation, but it is very likely they received a hefty settlement from the multi billion dollar company.