David Ashdown has since 1990 been involved with Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile, www.ccmfonline.com. First established in 1989, it was registered as a charity in 1990. It’s an organization driven by parents who recognized that the needs of their medically fragile children were unmet by the existing systems. Its Board’s members always include parents of medically fragile children because these parents are the true experts in the care of the medically fragile. He was President of CCMF in the past and also during the construction of Standing Oaks, the home to serve the medically fragile population that CCMF built in 2004 in conjunction with the Ontario March of Dimes, Ministry of Health and the Sarnia Rotary Foundation. He’s served on many of CCMF‘s committees. He’s advocated for the needs of the medically fragile in the community by speaking to numerous clubs, organization and churches. He and his wife Lori have a son Nicholas, who is 32, and is living at Standing Oaks.