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Donations pour in for Qld snake bite boy

AAP logoAAP 5/10/2016

A crowd-funding campaign to aid the recovery of a Queensland toddler bitten by a deadly snake has received twice as much as its $20,000 target.

More than $40,000 has been raised for Eli Campbell, who remains in hospital after being bitten three times by a coastal taipan while collecting eggs from his family's chicken pen in Agnes Water more than a week ago.

The two-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be revived by paramedics before being airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

Eli is off life support but his family faces a nervous wait to discover the extent of brain damage he sustained.

In an update to a GoFundMe page on Wednesday, Eli's grandparents said initial signs showed the damage was significant.

"The area of his brain that has been affected the most is the occipital lobe, responsible for interpreting what he sees and he may also have some motor function impairment," they said.

"But it is early days ... though difficult we must keep sending positive thoughts to this little boy for recovery."

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