What started as a single dad’s journey with two sons has now evolved into an international organisation that is inspiring millions of people from around the world to engage with their health.
Our journey began in 2013 when brothers Anthony and Ian Whitington decided to “fix” the ill health of their dad Geoff and launched a Kickstarter campaign, receiving support from the Paula Carr Diabetes Trust and members of the public to film the journey so they could inspire others.
Over the course of the next 12 months, not only did Geoff reverse his type-2 diabetes and come off his medications for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, he was rid of his cancer and the whole family grew closer and both Anthony and Ian also lost weight, became fitter and vastly improved their own health along the way.
That journey became the 2016 acclaimed BBC documentary special, Fixing Dad, and together with their dad, the brothers used the journey to inspire thousands of others of people and policymakers, visiting Number 10 Downing Street and Holyrood, speaking at events across Europe, and generating media interest from around the world.
Today, what started as a single family’s journey to better health is now one of the world’s leading health-engagement organisations. Fixing Dad is now FIXING US, working with brands, organisations, media and policymakers to create content, events and tech services that genuinely inspires people to engage with their health and stay engaged.
The journey has been tough and lonely at times but the brothers are no longer alone, the organisation continues to expand into new lands and languages, save lives and improve the lives of patients and caregivers. We are finding new ways to help more people to tackle, reverse and prevent a wide range of conditions and find new ways to support health-engagement across a range of health-related challenges.
Whether it is via Fixing Us, Fixing Challenge, Fighting Failure, हमें ठीक करना, Nous Réparer, 治愈我们 , 共に治す, Cuidemosnos, Verbessern Uns, إصلاحنا or Consertando a Gente or under the names of our clients’ brands and campaigns, or via content, events or our tech services, we have become leaders in inspiring patients, consumers, employees, caregivers, healthcare professionals, policymakers and citizens to engage with their health.