A Goodwood teen is set to undergo more surgery after he was stabbed 33 times and the mother is very devastated.

The 12-year-old was playing soccer with friends in an open field when he was attacked two days ago.

A suspect, 31, has been apprehended.

Genevieve Whitaker, the mother says her son usually plays soccer with friends on the open field next to their apartment building.

“I would like to know why he did that. Why would you do that to a child?”

Eyewitnesses told her that the suspect approached them and inquired about her son’s identity.

After he gave his name, the man stabbed him repeatedly.

“I wouldn’t know who would do something like that. He’s only twelve,” cried the mother.

The boy will undergo surgery to repair severed tendons in his hands, chest and back.