Vicki shivered and walked through the doors of the hospital. She didn't want to be there, but the doctors said they could fix her face. And oh, how she wanted them to fix it! Since birth, Vicki suffered from a condition called a cleft palate. This happens when parts of the face don't form correctly. Because of this, Vicki looked different than most children. A few children pointed and laughed when they saw Vicki, but most screamed or cried. Vicki knew why. She thought she looked like a monster and felt sorry for herself because she didn't have any friends -- that is, until she met Mandy, a little girl born with a disability of her own.