Coming Together as a Community: Helping the Rott Family



Welcoming a baby home should be a joyous occasion filled with smiles and snuggles. Unfortunately for the Rott Family, tragedy struck before being able to bring their triplets home from the NICU.


Casi Rott passed away shortly after birthing her 3 precious babies and her absence is deeply felt amongst her family. Joey, her husband, is now raising 3 babies, a 2 year old, and a 6 year old with the help of his parents during this difficult time.


Joey will be returning to work soon and getting enough rest to perform his duties at work and at home is essential. Three babies up in the night needing fed, changed, and soothed means a lot of interrupted sleep.


The Rott Family has enlisted the help of Little Apple Doulas’ overnight postpartum care to tend to the babies’ needs while the girls and Joey are able to get some sleep. We hope this can bring some needed stability and comfort to their lives during the early weeks and months of having the babies home.


We are asking the public to donate towards their doula fund to ease the financial burden of the other expenses they’ve incurred throughout the last several weeks. Every little bit helps and the family is certainly appreciative of everyone’s efforts to assist them in this way.


Little Apple Doulas knows community is important and we wish to help by keeping the costs of this service as low as possible for Joey. Each doula will be compensated for her time and travel through this fund and your contribution means more time that the family will benefit from this service.


Donate to The Rott Family Doula Fund here

Thank you for your consideration and willingness to help. We know our amazing community will come together to provide this family with what they need. We are all so fortunate to live in Northeast Kansas where small town values run deep and everyone lends a helping hand to their neighbor.

**Due to the fragility of preemie babies, the family asks that no visitors stop by without specific invitation from the family. Any visitors will be required to have TDAP and flu vaccines and wash their hands thoroughly upon entry to the home. Thank you.**

22 responses to “Coming Together as a Community: Helping the Rott Family”

  1. Lynette Stanger says:

    Could you provide an approximate cost per night for those of us unfamiliar with these services?

  2. This is such a wonderful gift you are providing for this family. In the midst of this tragedy, you are surely the sunshine! I hope to donate soon and I will spread the word.

  3. Michelle says:

    Is this money in addition to the go find me account?

    • KayLee Proctor says:

      Yes, we are hoping this fund will specifically cover their doula expenses so the Go Fund Me account can be used for other items they may need or medical bills.

  4. Amy Reinecke says:

    It says Pickup only, will you credit the Rott family account or do I need to pick it up? I do not live in Manhattan.

    • KayLee Proctor says:

      Yes, it gets credited to the account. No pick-up required, it’s just one of the nuances of the online store set-up. Thank you for your contribution!

  5. Will says:

    Just FYI – it doesn’t let me donate “outside of business hours” since it is for pickup.

  6. JanBarnes says:

    Is money the primary need for this dad or are there other needs? I A M a retiring nurse, I live about an hour from CLAY Center

    • KayLee Proctor says:

      There has been such a huge outpouring of various donations, typically financial assistance is the best way for the family to allocate what their needs are in their own timing.

  7. Melissa Carroll says:

    I have a large stash of frozen breastmilk. I was going to donate some to St. Luke’s milk bank. But if your team or the Rott triplets could use it, I’d be glad to donate it. Let me know if this is something you’re interested in.

    • KayLee Proctor says:

      At this time, milk donations have been plentiful! If there is more need in the future, we will notify those who have offered to help. Thank you!

  8. Laura says:

    I have frozen milk I would be willing to donate.

    • KayLee Proctor says:

      At this time, donor milk has been plentiful. If there is additional need in the future we will notify those who have offered to help. Thank you!

  9. Felecia says:

    Just wondering. Isn’t here anything that can be done outside of these to funding that could help? Like maybe a clothes drive for all the kids. Things to help Joey out with that he might need for them? I have 4 children and I feel so sorry for his lost.

    • KayLee Proctor says:

      There have been a huge amount of donations pouring in of all kinds. I don’t feel I am in a position to decide what they do and do not need in the form of items. I do know that the financial donations can be spent in any way the family needs to use them so it is a much more versatile way of giving. Thank you for your consideration.

  10. Darlene says:

    You may already be aware, but the Liz Logelin Foundation was set up to provide grants for families in this exact situation. Their phone number is (612) 747-0472 according to their Facebook page if you would be interested in contacting them. Praying for this family…

  11. Tracie says:

    I am a Doula and I sure wish I were closer to be able to help this amazing family! Doula’s Rock!!!

  12. Brooke Herman says:

    I saw previous comments are offering breast milk, if something changes and they need more contributions I also have an abundance of frozen breastmilk that I will donate. We will make a donation, and we will be praying for this family.