The idea for MamaSezz came to co-owners Meg Donahue and Lisa Lorimer in 2011 when 80-year-old old Millie Donahue (Meg’s Mom and the Mama behind MamaSezz) was fighting for her life in hospice care. Millie was in the final stages of congestive heart failure and her doctors told her there was nothing more they could do to help. Meg and Lisa built a sweet cottage on their land and moved Millie home to spend her final days surrounded by family -- especially her newborn granddaughter Annie.
Meg and Lisa didn’t give up on Millie and instead started to research, looking for stories of people who had survived heart disease. They transitioned Millie to a low-sodium organic food diet, with lean meats and fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Her health improved a little bit but remained precarious with numerous trips to the emergency room and intensive care. Her family rushed to Vermont to say their final goodbyes.