Tragedy to Triumph: Parents Honor Son's Memory & Help Children In Need
Matt and Melissa Graves are honoring their son's memory with The Lane Thomas Foundation. The parents of the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator last year at Disney World have established a foundation in their son's name to help families of children in need of organ transplants.
"Lane had a very special light about him. We promised him at his wake we would turn this tragedy into good for many families," Matt said during a Wednesday press conference, speaking publicly about the foundation for the first time.
The foundation helps cover travel and living expenses for families with children being treated at Omaha's Children's Hospital or Nebraska Medicine. The organization has already helped 15 families.
Matt and Melissa and their daughter Ella established The Lane Thomas Foundation as an enduring way to remember the light and hope he brought to the world (and can continue to bring to the world).
Story Credit - People's Magazine