Since the untimely death of Lane Graves, the family has received heartfelt and overwhelming condolences from family, friends and the State.
The loss came during the family’s vacation at Disney Resort and Spa in Florida on Tuesday when Lane Graves was dragged into the lagoon by an alligator.
A day later, Lane’s Body was recovered. A medical examiner’s report suggested that the boy succumbed to drowning and traumatic injuries.
The State of Florida has mourned with the family for the loss, with thousands of sympathies sent their way. Bob Iger, the CEO Disney, offered a statement and condolences to Grave’s family lamenting the loss of their son. In the tribute, Bob assures the family of his support in prayers and offers sympathies on behalf of him and Disney during the time of the Devastating loss.
In a press statement last Thursday, Matt and Mellisa Graves, Lane Graves’ parents grieved over the devastation caused by the premature death of their son. According to ABC News, the statement was a formal request to the public saying “We are devastated and ask for privacy during this tough time.”
This is a new statement seeking the public for privacy as they lay their son to rest. Matt, Graves’ father, said in a statement on their church’s website, “Melissa and I continue to deal with the loss of our beloved boy, Lane, and are overwhelmed with the support and love we have received from family and friends in our community as well as from around the country.”
The statement by the parents further stated that the family understands the public’s interest and well wishes, but as they move forward into the weekend, they request the public to appreciate the privacy they need during their son’s final journey.
The statement adds that neither the mother nor the father or anyone in the family will be addressing anybody in public because they just can’t at the moment. They just need to lay their son to rest in peace and respect.
Meanwhile, Disney is taking measures it should have taken a long time ago. Since the attack on Lane Graves, the resorts beaches have been closed. This has enabled the resort to take appropriate measures such as installing signs at zones that are especially prone to alligators and snakes. This is directed at averting potential incidents at Disney.