This is young disabled man Ross McCartney in a hospital intensive care bed fighting for his life after he was savagely beaten in his own home.
His devastated mother yesterday appealed to anyone who saw her son, covered in blood staggering from his east Belfast house to a nearby shop after the attack, to come forward.
The 21-year-old's heartbroken family yesterday took this mobile phone picture of Ross in the hope that it will prompt people to come forward.
He sustained serious head and facial injuries after he was battered in the Castlereagh Road home he shares with his mother Shirley Morrow on Friday. One of his head wounds was so severe that his skull was visible. He is in a critical condition in the Royal Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.
Yesterday, David McCarroll (19) was remanded in custody charged with the attempted murder of Mr McCartney.
Ms Morrow was at Belfast Magistrates' Court to see McCarroll appear in the dock.
The accused, of no fixed address but understood to be from east Belfast, was also charged with stealing a mobile phone and laptop computer. McCarroll was remanded in custody by Magistrate Fiona Bagnall to April 28.
Ms Morrow and Ross's father Bill McCartney appealed for information about their son's movements prior to the assault.
Ross's mother said: "After he was attacked in the house, he managed to make his way a few doors to Elizabeth's florists and they called an ambulance at 1.15pm. We don't know what happened in those few hours between 10.20am and 1.15pm.
"Someone must have seen Ross walking from the house to the florists as he would have been covered in blood. And considering the injuries to Ross, his attacker or attackers must have been covered in blood as well."