(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: At Least 3 Killed, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago, Including Mass Shooting In Chatham
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: Man And Dog Shot In Bronzeville
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: Court Documents Reveal Kevin Jiang, Yale Student From Chicago, Was Shot Multiple Times At Close Range
Two men have been charged with her murder.