Anais Paterno was one of the thousands of people who thought they would be unable to get inside last Thursday to see President Obama give his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

We spotted Paterno, 14, Thursday night curled up in the Charlotte Convention Center, crying because she was convinced she wouldn't be able to see the president.  She suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and wanted to thank Obama in person for the health-care reform law's protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.

Her story caught our attention – how could it not? – and we wrote about how she and many others would not get a chance to see the president in person.

What seemed like the sad story of a disappointed teenager has a happy ending: “In the end, we did get in the stadium!” Anais wrote in an e-mail this weekend to The Washington Post.