Cameron Stone of Kiel loves thinking about and working with numbers and has a great ability to remember years and events.
Cameron, who was born with autism, enjoys sharing his gift with others. If given a date including the year, Cameron can figure out what day of the week it was and most often also knows what the weather was that day.
“Any day of the week,” Cameron said. “Like Jan. 17, of 1930 was a Friday. I can do this with any dates, all the way back to the 1600s.”
Stone said he can tell people what day they were born on. “I can remember dates in history,” he explained. “1752 missed 11 days. It went from Sept. 1 and 2 to Sept. 14.”

Has special talent with birthdays
When given a birthdate, Cameron can tell what day of the week the date fell on.
A special added feature of Cameron’s extraordinary memory is that he can remember people’s birthdays including the date he learned when their birthday was.
Cameron’s mother Lynn said wherever the family goes, people like to quiz Cameron. “Wherever we go, people ask,” she said.
Cameron uses his gift of knowledge in many places including school. Stone attends classes in the New Holstein School District and said he is proud to be a senior this year. “I ask people their birthday and then tell them what day of the week they were born on,” he said.
Cameron recognized he had this unique ability at the age of 6.
“When he was about age 3, my husband taught him numbers on a Magna Doodle,” Lynn said.
“With calendars, I can say what the weather was like many years back,” Cameron added. “For example, May 20, 2006 was sunny; Dec. 1, 2015 was cloudy.”
“Cameron attends New Holstein school and he really likes school,” Lynn said. “They help him a lot and the teachers are wonderful.”
Other facts Cameron happily shares include the statistic of at least two living 116-year-old people in the world. “Please pray for them,” he said. “They were born on Nov. 29, 1899, which was a Wednesday, and on March 10, 1900, which was a Saturday.”

God-given talent
Cameron said he is very religious and read the entire Bible when he was in seventh grade.
The family attends St. Gregory Church in St. Nazianz. “God let me be able to do this with dates,” he said. “It is interesting.” Cameron said he is happy that he will be going to Heaven someday.
“I have read over half of the book ‘Heaven is for Real,’” he shared.
Cameron enjoys listening to Christian music and listens to all Christian radio stations, which he can also readily recite. “90.1, 91.3, 91.9, 90.5, and 91.5,” he added.

Attention to detail with numbers
Cameron enjoys working during the school year at the New Holstein Public Library.
Remembering numbers is another part of Cameron’s amazing memory skills. “On Feb. 22 there was 102,973 miles on the school van,” he said. “On Feb. 26 there was 103,088 and on Feb. 29, which was Leap Day, there was 103,115 and 103,117.”
“I really like to do this,” Cameron said of his ability to remember dates, weather and numbers.
Cameron’s family raise German Shepherd dogs and he is quick to say what date the puppies were born on and how many puppies there were.
“On Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, 2015, which was a Sunday and Monday, eight puppies were born,” Cameron said. “On Feb. 28, 2016, which was a Sunday, two puppies were born.”

Memory skills include food
Cameron’s memory skills do not end with numbers and dates. He can also tell you what he ate on any date including where.
“On May 10, 2014, which was a Thursday, we had chicken soup with tacos,” he said. “On Nov. 21, 2015, which was a Saturday, we ate at the Riverview Restaurant in Kiel. We also ate there on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 and on March 22, 2016 which was a Tuesday.”
“We ate at the Oasis in Fond du Lac on Wednesday, March 27, 2013; Saturday, April 27, 2013; Saturday, June 15, 2013; and Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. We also ate there on Feb. 1, 2014; Dec. 28, 2014; and Jan. 16, 2016. We did not eat there at all in 2015.”

Can remember exact times
“I can also remember exact times of day,” Cameron shared. “On Sunday, May 29 I got up in the morning at 5:54 a.m.,” he said. “On Saturday, May 28, I was up at 7:47 a.m.”
In addition to using his memory skills, Cameron enjoys riding his bike and being a part of April Fool’s jokes. He has a 13-year-old sister named Melandhra.
Cameron’s parents Lynn and Scott said they are very proud of their son’s skills and said they come in handy quite often when the family tries to remember when something was done. “Yesterday I asked him when the last time we had the boat out, and he knows the date was Sept. 7,” Lynn said. “This ability will help him in life. We hope he will find a nice job where he can use math and numbers.”
“God gave me this talent,” Cameron added.