SNOW CAMP, N.C. (WNCN) — The GoFundMe goal has been increased to help an Alamance County dairy farmer recover after he was attacked by a bull Sunday.

Two days after it started, a GoFundMe surpassed its goal for a longtime Alamance County dairy farmer who was attacked by a bull Sunday.

Two days after the fundraiser started, it had surpassed its initial goal of $115,000. But organizers said that more will be needed than was initially thought.

“It’s already clear that the costs are going to exceed our initial estimate. And it’s abundantly clear that there are many people – not just here in the local community, but across the country – who want to support Randy and the continued operation of the dairy. Based on what we now understand of the situation, we are bumping up our goal, and will adjust it again as we continue to get a clearer picture of what is needed,” a post on the GoFundMe page stated.

The goal now is $195,000. As of 1:15 p.m., more than $145,000 had been raised.

The road to recovery has begun for Randy Lewis, of Ran-Lew Dairy in Snow Camp. But that road is a long one.

An update Wednesday on the GoFundMe page stated that Lewis had successful surgery that included “five ribs fixed with 7 plates and he is stitched up.” The surgery was expected to be between five and six hours long.

The GoFundMe campaign is continuing with donations going toward medical expenses and keeping the dairy operation running.

“We’re still trying to grasp the full financial impact of this incident, but this fundraiser will help pay for Randy’s medical costs and the additional labor while he is unable to work,” Taylor Hayes, Ran-Lew’s plant manager, said in a post on the GoFundMe.

Lewis suffered broken ribs, punctures in both lungs, broken bones in his face, back and collarbone in the attack. He was transported to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill by LifeFlight.

Lewis has worked his family’s fifth-generation dairy farm all of his life, Hayes said. The milk is not homogenized which gives it one of its best-known features: cream on top. The milk can be found at various retailers around the Triangle.

Lewis was the subject of a 2014 documentary titled “The Last Barn Dance.” The short film documents Lewis’ struggle not only to save his livelihood but also a 50-year-old family tradition of barn dances at the farm.

“We are looking forward to a celebration when Randy is back on his feet. Although a barn dance may not be in the cards for a while, this will be an opportunity to gather in person, share a meal, and tell our favorite Randy stories. Your donation is your ticket to celebrate with Randy and helps to strengthen the future of the farm through this challenging time,” Hayes said.