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Ricky Martin's Mission
Ricky Martin on Hurricane Katrina's youngest survivors
Megastar Ricky Martin is becoming as well known for his charity efforts as he is for his music career. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Ricky traveled to Houston where he met some of the youngest survivors. Despite the devastation, Ricky shared the good news: The kids there are resilient. "The healing process for a child is way faster than ours," he told Oprah. "You just look at them and they're smiling and they're ready to move on."

Ricky also shared his concerns for the hundreds of children who, according to the International Center for Exploited and Missing Children, are still missing. Although the whereabouts of these children are unknown, Ricky fears many may fall victim to child traffickers: criminals who kidnap and exploit unsuspecting minors.