Neighbors raise money for family of boy killed in Disney gator attack

Lane Graves, 2, was killed in an alligator attack at a Walt Disney World resort. His body was recovered on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (Orange County Sheriff's Office)

ELKHORN, Neb. (KPTM) - Friends of the Graves family from Elkhorn, who lost their 2-year-old son Lane in an alligator attack at a Walt Disney World resort, are also grieving.

"I felt really sad, heartbroken," said a family friend, Eliana, who lives up the street from the Graves family.

Some of them are already looking for ways to help.

"Sort of feeling their grief. I probably can't feel it as much as they can, but it's very sad," she said.

The 11-year-old decided to help in the best way she knew how: setting up a lemonade stand.

"We're probably going to buy flowers and then give the rest of the money to the family," she said.

The Graveses lost Lane in an alligator attack while they were staying near a Walt Disney World resort. The boy's body was recovered Wednesday afternoon.

Eliana and her cousin said they are selling lemonade, cookies and homemade bracelets to help the family feel better during this tragic time.

"We love our neighbors, and we thought this was something that we can do to make them feel loved. To know they have friends and people who love them," she added.

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