Thursday, August 22, 2019

From Hospice to Healthy: How a Plant-Based Diet Saved Mom’s Life

In 2011, at 80 years old, my mother Meg Donahue's Mother, Millie was released from the hospital. Her doctor suggested we get her affairs in order, get help (hospice care), and the dreaded…”make her comfortable.” She had congestive heart failure with an EF (Ejection Fraction) hovering around 10 percent and dipping. A host of other problems followed – kidney infections, lung problems. She was too weak for surgery and we were running out of hope.
Meg first thought she had months to live but within those months of eating a whole food, plant-based diet, the color came back to her face, her appetite increased, she was able to get up and walk from the bed to bathroom without assistance, and best of all, she could hold Meg's newborn daughter. When Meg brought Millie back in to see her cardiologist, the same one who had prepared us for hospice care, we found her heart function (EF) was now at 45 percent. She’s 86 now, swims four times a week, drives (yikes!), and lives a very full life.
Inspired by the Millie's miraculous recovery, in 2016 Meg launched, a plant-based meal delivery service out of Keene, New Hampshire. Delivering nationwide, we’re a resource for those who want to eat healthy meals but don’t necessarily have the time, energy, or know-how to prepare food on their own. We take the hassle out of eating well by delivering hearty and delicious plant-based meals to your door, already cooked.
About MamaSezz
MamaSezz ( is a plant-based meal preparation & delivery service. 100% of the meals are gluten-free and oil-free. Also, there are no added sugars or preservatives. MamaSezz is founded by Lisa Lorimer, the former longtime CEO and President of Vermont Bread Company (one of the first all-natural and organic bread wholesale bakeries) and Meg Donahue who has a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Nutrition Studies Center at Cornell and a Masters in Technology Management from Marlboro Graduate School.

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