Thank you to all who joined us during July 2017 by raising funds in Dr. Stone’s honor to educate our community on Childhood Diabetes.
With this initiative, we sponsored a child to go to Camp Wana Kura. Camp Wana Kura is a camp located in Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old living with type 1 diabetes. The camp improves diabetes management skills and lower diabetes-related stress in children who attend. The camp lets kids have a great time participating in traditional camp activities and connecting with other children with diabetes. Health care professionals oversee daily diabetes care and help campers learn to live successfully with their disease.
It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. We want to extend a special thank you to those who supported our initiative and allowed us to send a child to camp.
Herman Hull Stone was born on an Illinois farm in 1915. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1941. Upon graduation, he was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps Reserve.
After serving in the Air Force, Dr. Stone joined the Riverside Medical Clinic in 1950. He became the 14th physician of record in a group practice that grew significantly over the years. He served as chairman of Riverside Medical Clinic and president of the Riverside County Medical Association. He also served two terms as Trustee of California Blue Shield, 25 years as a delegate to the California Medical Association, and 12 years in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association.
Before retiring in January 1991, Dr. Stone had practiced medicine in Riverside for 41 years. Near the end of his career, he had a dream of opening a medical library where Riverside Medical Clinic patients and the community-at-large could go to find answers about their own health and medical questions. In 1992, the Patients' Information Library, later re-named the Dr. Herman H. Stone Medical Library, was open to the public, with Dr. Stone serving as the Library's Director. Until late 2004, Dr. Stone volunteered in the Medical Library on a regular bi-weekly basis.
Dr. Stone was married to his wife, Marie, for 65 years. They had two children, Richard and Patricia, and four grandchildren at the time of his passing in April 2006.