WISH COME TRUE: 97-year-old woman meets President Obama, Vice President Biden at White House

It was a wish come true at the White House Tuesday afternoon for a 97-year-old woman FOX 5 introduced you to earlier this month.

Vivian Bailey met President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden during a tour of the White House.

The volunteer at Howard County's Running Brook Elementary School was accompanied by the school's principal and a teacher.

"Seeing this come true for Mrs. Bailey means a lot. I love seeing people happy and especially Mrs. Bailey because she does do so much for our school. So I'm glad to be here with her," said teacher Melissa Peyton.

FOX 5 introduced you to Bailey a few weeks ago at the school in Columbia, Maryland, where she volunteers. At the time, she had recently taken the first field trip of her lifetime to the U.S. Capitol.

"At any age you can learn and have new experiences, so to me this was a very rewarding one," said Bailey.

Bailey, an Army veteran, grew up in the segregated South. Field trips, she says, were just for the white kids.

For years, Bailey has raised money for Running Brook students to go on field trips. After her first visit to the Capitol, Bailey told the children she'd like to take a trip to the White House.

"I'm just happy to be here with her and experience her happiness," said principal Troy Todd.

Apparently, somebody at the White House saw our first story and decided to offer an invitation to Bailey. We're told she was thrilled with her visit.


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