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Disney plans sculpture to honor tot killed by gator

ORLANDO, Fla. - Disney plans to add a sculpture to honor a toddler killed one year ago by an alligator at a park resort, reports CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV.

Two-year-old Lane Thomas Graves was dragged underwater June 14, 2016, at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. He was visiting with his family from Nebraska.

The president of Walt Disney World Resort said in a statement that a lighthouse will be installed on Disney property this summer.

A lighthouse is the symbol of the Lane Thomas Foundation, an organization created by Lane's parents.

"The Lane Thomas Foundation was created to give honor and light to Lane's life. The foundation is dedicated to supporting families of children needing life-saving organ transplants. 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," said George A. Kalogridis, president, Walt Disney World Resort.

No ceremony is planned for Wednesday, a Disney World spokesperson told the Orlando Sentinel.

In the year since Lane was killed, Disney put up signs warning of reptiles in its waterways, as well as ropes, and built a boulder wall along the edge of the lagoon.

The Graves family has said they don't plan to sue Disney.

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