MLP Foundation
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Mary-Louise Pawlowski


Mary-Louise Pawlowski – Bio

Hi, I’m Mary-Louise. I want to first thank every one for visiting this website, all those who have visited my webpage through MCG (, and all of you who have sent their gifts, prayers and well-wishes.  The outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming and I want y’all to know how much I really appreciate all of your care and concern.

Now that this website is up and running, I thought I should let you know a little more about me, Mary-Louise, besides just that I’m a thirteen year old girl with cancer.  So I’ll start at the beginning…..

I was born August 21, 1994 in Greenville, SC.  I am the second daughter of Sarah Twiggs Pawlowski and John Pawlowski. My sister, Christine, is 2 ½  years older than me.  They tell me that my mom just went by the hospital to do some paper work while the rest of the family waited in the car.  They had planned on going shopping at the mall that was close by, but a nurse noticed my mom might be in labor.  Hey, I wanted to go shopping too!!!   And a few hours later a  shop-a-holic was born!

Anyway, at the time I was born my dad was back at Clemson University (go Tigers!) finishing his degree and working as the baseball team’s pitching coach.  My mom worked at the busiest bank on College Ave. She had already graduated from Clemson way back in the day. And my sister attended Playtime Pre-School, where I would go once I turned two.

When I turned four we moved to Chandler, AZ because my dad took a job at Arizona State University. I really don’t remember a whole lot about living there cause we moved to Charleston, SC a year later when my dad became the College of Charleston’s head baseball coach.  While we lived in Charleston, my little sister, Jenny, was born…I still haven’t gotten over that!! Just kidding.

When I turned eight my mom, two sisters and I moved to my mom’s hometown of North Augusta, SC.  That year was super busy because my mom went back to college to become a nurse, I was in third grade and played soccer, Christine was in fifth and was a cheerleader, we both started to take dance, and Jenny started day care at Best Friends.

Now I’m 13, in eighth grade at North Augusta Middle School where I’m always on the A/B honor roll. I tried clarinet in the band for a year but that didn’t work out. I’m learning to play tennis; I have played volleyball for the past four years for the NA Recreation Department, and taken tap, ballet, jazz and Pointe for the last five years. I’ve shopped till I dropped, texted and IMd until my fingers cramped while somehow talking on the phone at the same time, and pretty much just been a teenage girl. Until December 13, 2007, I thought life was normal and almost kinda boring.  But life has a way of knocking you out of your comfort zone, making you get up, brush yourself off and prove how tough you can be.

I think I’m pretty tough. I know I can beat Cancer. I have the love and support of my family, friends and all of you who care enough to visit this page. I can’t do it without you, but I KNOW I can with you.  Thank you so much.


The MLP Foundation is a non-profit organization setup to support cancer research and to help defray medical related expenses. 

Mission Statement
The MLP Foundation foundation was established with the idea and concept of helping and contributing to a just cause. The Prevention, Awareness, Research and Treatment of Cancer are the core values and beliefs that have been set. Each year during the Christmas Holiday Season, Mary-Louise will designate a Cancer Center, Hospital, or Research Center that will receive the proceeds from the donations and gifts that have been contributed. Every dollar counts and it can make a difference.

Thank you for your thoughts, Prayers, and smiles!