Rising Star: Clare McNulty

Clare McNulty facing her challenges head on

It's been a roller coaster of emotions for Clare McNulty.

The Marymount University sophomore women's basketball player was diagnosed with a serious brain condition called Chiari Malformation. It's when the bottom of the cerebellum is forced downwards pushing against your skull.

Her basketball days now put on hold as she prepares for brain surgery later this month.

ABC7 sports reporter Scott Abraham shares the incredible story of a team coming together for a teammate in this latest edition of our Rising Star Series. Click the video above for the full story.

If you know of somebody overcoming obstacles in the DMV sports world, please email us at RISINGSTAR@WJLA.COM

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