(CBS) – The mother and brother of a teen killed in January near President Obama’s home in Chicago have been invited to the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Not much can take away the pain of losing a family member, but Michele Obama has reached out to the family of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton.
The First Lady attended the teen’s funeral and invited her mother and father to the State of the Union speech last month.
Now Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and her 10-year-old son, Nathanial, have accepted the invitation to the Easter celebration at the White House April 1st.
Hadiya, an honors students, was shot to death in a North Kenwood park a short drive from the president’s home. Hadiya, who was taking shelter from the rain, was the unintended target of a retaliatory gang shooting.
Two men have been charged with her murder.