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The David Henry (Skooby) Preciado Memorial Scholarship Fund will help support the education of one medical student focusing on pediatrics, specifically vulnerable children with fundamental developmental delays.

The Skooby Memorial Scholarship Fund is named in honor of a beautiful beloved son, David (July 8, 2005, to May 29, 2022), a special needs child who was perfect in the eyes and heart of his family. At birth, Skooby spent two weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit and prognosis for life six months. Skooby was blessed to receive professional, compassionate, and unwavering medical treatment from the UC Davis Health Children’s Hospital. The network of doctors, nurses, therapists, other medical specialist, and parents helped to ensure Skooby had a high-quality and happy life for 16 years. He was a warrior and despite health challenges taught us to live in a courageous and selfless way that changed lives for the better.

TO MAKE A GIFT BY MAIL please make check payable to UC Davis Foundation and mail to UC Davis Advancement Services 202 Cousteau place, Suite 185 Davis, CA 95618. In the memo line of the check, please indicate the name of the fund your gift supports.

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David Van Hofwegen
Assistant Director of Development, Medical Center
[email protected]
206-734-5777 (Phone)

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