'It took me 100 years to get here.' Meet this 100-year-old Chiefs superfan

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KAKE) -

Melba Mills has lived her entire life in the same area of Bonner Springs, Kansas.

She keeps newspaper clippings of history and, at 100 years old, she’s got an impressive collection. KMBC reports Melba has clippings from her birthday, clippings of the Pearl Harbor bombing, and her son said she has quite the sports collection.

"As time has progressed, she’s had an interest in all sports," Monte Mitchell told the National Football League.

Melba's most recent file is filled with news about Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. She's followed his path from reading the local newspaper, her son said.

Monte said as a Chiefs superfan, his mother had never been to a Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. That was about to change thanks to the NFL and the Chiefs organization.

Mitchell wrote a letter to the Chiefs, and they responded with tickets to the Sept. 22 home opener. Mills was treated to a VIP experience and her own No. 100 jersey for the game. She was also honored as the Bud Light Fan of the Game.

Mills met Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt, Chiefs President Mark Donovan, Chiefs Hall of Famer Bobby Bell, and many of her favorite players, including Patrick Mahomes.

“It took me 100 years to get here,” Mills said on the sideline.

Her trip was chronicled as part of the NFL 100th season celebration. The Chiefs posted a video of Mills’ story and her trip to Arrowhead Monday with the message "Cheers to 100."