(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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dry Sunday Morning With Isolated Showers Late In The Day
The First Lady attended the teen’s funeral and invited her mother and father to the State of the Union speech last month.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
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.MORE NEWS: At Least 16 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
Two men have been charged with her murder.