SHARPSBURG - When 3-year-old Faith Warfield saw the big red suit and bushy white beard come around the corner, her eyes got as big as quarters.
"It's Santa, mommy! It's Santa!" she said as she hopped into his lap. "And look at all these presents!"
It was a show of enthusiasm some people might not have expected from a girl who was still mostly bald from a recent chemotherapy treatment.
Warfield was diagnosed on July 25 with leukemia. Her parents, Chip and Tammy Warfield of Boonsboro, said the disease has changed their lives in a lot of ways.
But their daughter's demeanor has remained the same, they said.
"She's the same girl. She's a happy, smiling little girl," Chip Warfield said.
The Warfields were at the Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services station Sunday afternoon for a visit with Santa. The EMS company hosts a Santa visit every year for local children, but when they heard about Faith's diagnosis, they decided to do something special this year for her and her family.