The Red Bulletin - Heroes Of The Year

Written by AJ Bartolotti

Red Bull's magazine, The Red Bulletin, hosted a party to celebrate their inaugural "Heroes of the Year" issue. The Weekly Good's host, Marysol Castro, sat down with a few of the heroes that represent extraordinary stories and triumphs in 2018: ultra-marathon runner Dave Mackey, B-boy and philanthropist Richard "Crazy Legs" Colón, entrepreneur Lisa Wang, race car driver Mario Bonfante Jr., and music manager and immigration activist Doris Muñoz.


Dave Mackey

Dave Mackey fell off a ridge while running in the mountains near his home in Boulder, Colorado. He was pinned under a boulder for four hours before passing hikers finally heard him crying out for help. After 13 operations, he made the decision to be amputated and had to learn to run again on a prosthetic blade. After months of recovery and training Dave decided to take on the Bandera 50K , and ended up finishing in just under 6 hours. Wow! That's quite an achievement on it's own, but Mackey did it with the added difficulty of having to learn how to run again. Dave reminds us what it means to be a hero in the midst of adversity.

Richard "Crazy Legs" Colón

Richard "Crazy Legs" Colon is a professional hip-hop dancer and successful global celebrity. Many want his autograph and younger dancers aspire to be just like him. So why was he so upset at the Red Bull Urban Matterz hip-hop festival? When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico four days prior the damage was immensely devastating. As a Puerto Rican himself, Richard did anything he could to help his people. He set out to help provide drinking water to as many people as he could. He did this by teaming up with Waves for Water, the non-profit organization that strives towards providing aid and clean water solutions to those in need. Waves for Water taught him how to operate a portable filtration system. Richard helped raise awareness of the crisis in Puerto Rico and spread the knowledge he gained from Waves for Water to his fan base. He even went as far as to provide citizens of Puerto Rico with batteries, food, and money, anything that could help them during such a devastating time.

Lisa Wang

Lisa Wang is a female entrepreneur who formed a global networking platform called"SheWorx" designed to help women with their start up companies and fund their visions! Lisa wanted to find a way for women to succeed without being held back by gender inequality in the workforce.

Since men make up 94% of the venture capital landscape, Lisa needed to think big, so she came up with the concept of SheWorx. Through SheWorx, entrepreneurs are able to make direct contact with investors and pitch their companies. Thanks to Lisa Wang's platform, many women who were once ignored can now rise up, secure funding, and accomplish their dreams.

Mario Bonfante Jr.

When Mario Bonfante Jr. launched off the top of a massive jump via BMX bike, he landed so hard on his head and was told he'd never be able to walk, stand, or even hold things in his hands again. One thing for sure, he certainly couldn't keep riding.

Or could he?

"The accident ended my motorcycle career, but I wasn't going to let it stop me from doing what I love."The one thing Mario loves the most, is speed. He has found a way to invent and design a mechanism that allows him to actually drive race cars on a real track! The device, which he designed in his bedroom, is essentially an all-in-one steering wheel, braking system, shifter and throttle. Now Mario is trying to bring his invention to the masses in order to help others like him.

Doris Munoz

Doris Munoz is a successful music manager and successful entrepreneur with a fierce stance of advocating immigrants. When she was just a child her mother gave her instructions on what to do in the event her family was gone one day due to deportation. After the Trump administrations stance on immigration, she decided to take a stance. Doris organized a benefit concert to raise money for her parent's immigration papers. After she had reached her goal of $6,000, she continued her efforts and raised more than $14,000 that help assist undocumented immigrants that are at risk of deportation.

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