Nhan Thi has lived with her cleft lip for 45 years. Unlike many with clefts, Nhan Thi has not been stigmatized by her villagers; but when she heard that Interplast would be in Cao Lanh, she decided she wanted her cleft repaired. Nhan Thi and her husband of nearly 30 years travelled for a full day by bus. In previous years, Nhan Thi had been too poor to even consider the travel, even though the surgery would be free of charge. They both are stonecutters, very difficult manual labor with very little pay, in An Giang province.