Red Bull Magazine Honorees Explain: What Makes A Hero?

STORIES BEYOND THE ORDINARY celebrates the amazing heroes featured in The Red Bulletin's (RED BULL) inaugural Heroes of the Year issue. At this exclusive event hosted by Journalist Bonnie Bernstein, we find out what inspires, challenges and makes these inaugural honorees truly extraordinary.

Here is a little bit about each honoree and their unique perspective on what makes someone a hero:

Mario Bonfante Jr. – "Invest in yourself and continue to chase your passion"

Injured in a biking accident at the age of 17 and now a quadriplegic, Bonfante refused to let his limitations stop his dreams in their tracks. He took fate into his own hands and designed custom hand-controlled driving technology out of his bedroom, allowing him to pursue his passion for racing at speeds over 130 mph.

Lisa Wang – "Impacting the world through collaboration"

A former rhythmic gymnastics champion, Lisa grew up in an environment where her peers were often her competition. Today, as the Founder and CEO of SheWorx, she's learned that collaboration is another path to victory and has since inspired more than 20,000 female entrepreneurs to build and scale successful companies.

Richard 'Crazy Legs' Colón – "Taking charge when called on"

Once an aspiring Puerto Rican B-Boy from the Bronx, Richard escaped his own poverty and family abuse to become one of the most well-known B-Boys in the world. Having performed for the Queen of England and in nearly every European capital city, Colón was living out his dreams. However, when he saw the devastation Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico, he was compelled to take action and immediately caught a flight to support the island's recovery efforts first-hand.

Doris Muñoz – "Self Sacrifice for the benefit of others"

A 24-year-old recent graduate from California State University, Fullerton, Doris is already a successful music manager and entrepreneur. Born to undocumented parents from Mexico, Muñoz has grown up with the fear of losing her family to ICE. Now representing up-and-coming Mexican American artist Cuco and other acts, Doris organizes events and benefit concerts to fund immigration activism, raising money for undocumented families across the country.

Dave Mackey – "Not accepting physical limits to the body and mind"

A decorated ultra-runner, Dave crushed his leg in a grisly mountain accident while running in Colorado's iconic Bear Peak. He underwent 13 surgeries to save his leg, but when the final outcome allowed him to walk but unable to run, Dave made the harrowing decision to amputate his leg so he could return to the sport he loves.

Lindsey Vonn:

Considered by many to be the greatest skier in United States history. Although highly recognized and celebrated, Vonn has experienced a series of complicated injuries throughout her career. Refusing to give up amid a series of physical setbacks, Lindsey will compete in this winter's World Cup and if she achieves five wins, she will become the winningest skier, male or female, in history.

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Learn more about Jake at: https://www.facebook.com/JaketheFirePibble/


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Learn more at: https://ballarddurand.com/lulu/


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Learn more about Norbert at: https://www.norberthood.com/


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FB: Go Vegas Dog

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Follow Arbor on Facebook here at: Facebook.com/GoVegasDog


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FB: Gentle Carousel

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