What is RAISE?
Tigerlily Foundation has partnered with WiTT Forever to establish the RAISE platform. RAISE, which stands for Resources and AssIstance for Support and Empowerment, is a platform that makes it easy for patients to get support without feeling as though they are burdening others. Tigerlily understands that patients with chronic disease often face challenges that lead to the need to make difficult decisions about paying for groceries, childcare or life-saving medical care. Individuals on the RAISE platform can list out the things they need help with – both financial and non-financial – and other people can view this list and claim items for which they’re able to provide help. This platform is patient driven and will evolve as patients provide insights — we look forward to sharing enhancements and additional resources as the RAISE platform continues to grow!
How does RAISE work?
Patients that use the Tigerlily Foundation RAISE platform sign up (link shown below) can create a registry-style list of their unique individual needs. This can include things like financial support for rent payments or medication costs as well as assistance with daily tasks like childcare, groceries, or basic home maintenance. After this list is created, patients can share a special link with their friends, family, neighbors, or other important members of their personal community. These individuals can claim the patient’s list items that they’re able to support and can provide financial assistance directly through the platform. Donated funds are securely transferred directly to the patient.
If you are interested in supporting patients on the RAISE platform, you can sign up to be a donor through the QR code and website above OR you can sign up as an anonymous donor by clicking the button below:
“It was straightforward and easy to use! I liked the email about the concierge help, I thought that was helpful for people who aren’t as tech savvy. When I first received my diagnosis, my coworkers set up a fund for me on one of those other donation sites but some of the donations went to the site and not to me. When you need groceries and gas and have a family to take care of, you need all of the donations received, not just some. I like that RAISE doesn’t have that, you get all of the funds donated to you, not just some.”
“(In the platform) everything was pretty self-explanatory for me. I’m so happy to be a part of this… this program speaks volumes!”
“Overall, the platform is amazing. It’s super easy to use, it’s straightforward. It really takes the emotional aspect out of it (asking for help). I love that you can put it all out there and people can help with what they want. The tutorials were very helpful and simple.”