A 10-year-old boy who nearly died in a farm accident near Culcairn remains in a coma, as his family's sporting club rallies.
Dash Gurung, the youngest son of Albury couple Dupendra and Joanna Gurung, sustained serious head injuries in the accident on February 14.
He was flown to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, where he remains.
The family is part of the Albury United Soccer Club and president Justin Stevens has launched a fundraiser.
"Mum is staying at the hospital in ICU - they'll be there for a good three months at least, going by the sounds of things," he said.
"They're still trying to keep their heads above water here.
"It would be taking its toll - we thought, we need to do something for them."
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Mr Stevens said Dash - who "lights up the field" along with his brother, 16-year-old Daniel - was in an induced coma.
"His body is not quite ready to wake up, and until then, we don't really know the severity of the accident," he said.
"We don't know exactly what has happened, we're trying to do our part without intruding.
"I've got a child about that age ... I don't know how they're doing it, they're a lot stronger than most of us are."
Mr Stevens said the family had been involved in the club since moving to Albury a few years ago.
"Dupendra has been a great player in over-35s, and the whole family has done so much," he said.
"I think he's a support worker as well - he's always giving back.
"It's daunting that, with all the great things they do, something like this could happen to them.
"I don't know where they were living beforehand - I do know he [Dupendra] is Nepalese, but that's about all I know.
"We took them under our wing and they've made a massive impact."
"Our club is a big family. One of our under 11s bought a book for them to send down in a care package."
The family were understood to be visiting friends at the property.
At the time of the accident, a NSW Police spokesperson said it was believed a ladder was being removed from a well and struck the boy in the head.
"It doesn't matter if it's $5, every dollar counts and will go towards a well-deserving family going through some horrible things," Mr Stevens said.
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