This is an exclusive recent picture of 15-year-old Carrington Mgbeanulu who was stabbed outside his school gates.
The photo was taken at his confirmation at Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church, in Greenford Road, Greenford, about two months ago.
Carrington suffered stab wounds outside Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School on Thursday (6).
He was taken to hospital and his condition is described as stable.
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested accused of grievous bodily harm.
For a full interview with Carrington's father Kevin Mgbeanulu see the Ealing Gazette on Friday.