The son is expected to survive.
I hope that he has a super-awesome extended family who can provide the support needed to progress in life.
None of us can really answer this type of question, so I don't mean it too seriously. I just know I was a depressed, moody teenager and I seriously doubt, at that age, I would have been able to recover from a trauma like this. What a sad, sad, horribly wrong situation. :(