June 24, 2014
President Obama surprises Bronx mom at lunch during Working Families summit
Single mom Shirley Young got the opportunity to speak with the President about her struggle to pay for her 16-year-old son Kendrill’s $60,000 scoliosis surgery, with Obama citing her situation in a speech later that day.
WASHINGTON – Shirley Young, a nurse from the Bronx, was invited to lunch in the capital Monday, but she had no idea President Obama would be sitting next to her in Chipotle.
A single mother who works at the Isabella Geriatric Center in Washington Heights, Young was invited to a White House-hosted summit on working families after she spoke up at a prior event in New York about her struggle to pay for her son’s scoliosis surgery.