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Linda Anderson was called over to help Osvaldo and Beatriz Tripodi open a checking account at Zions First National Bank as part of her job.

Anderson, who served an LDS mission to Equador, and fellow employee Marc Edminster were asked to translate for the Argentine couple who are in Utah getting help for their handicapped children Ezequiel and Solange."The people at work wanted to do something nice for the twins, so we all pitched in and bought them stereo headsets and I gave them a Spanish recording of the Jungle Book, on tape," she said. The children also received books and stuffed animals.

"We didn't know about the other kids or much about the family situation," said the Grantsville woman. But when she found out, she came back with her sister and took the kids to a children's museum and the zoo.

Since then Anderson has worked as a translator, trying to help the family raise funds necessary for physical therapy for the twins and is trying to obtain a work permit for the father.

A trust has been set up at Zions First National Bank for donations for the family.