It’s my little sister’s 50th birthday today. I am sad that I can’t be there to celebrate with her but I know my other sisters have planned a great party for her. When she was born 50 yrs ago the Drs suggested to my Mum that she should put her straight into a home, that she would be a burden, that she would never walk, talk or be able to look after herself. 50 yrs later our little Steph is married, she has a job, she lives independently albeit with some social services care and she is happy. This is Stephanie on her wedding day 9 years ago.