Sisterly love: Caledonia twins celebrate transplant anniversary

Journal Times | Stephanie Jones

Submitted photo Sarah Bohl, left, and her twin sister, Amanda Bohl, pose for a photo. Sarah donated one of her kidneys to her sister after they learned Amanda had kidney disease.

MADISON — Amanda Bohl and her twin sister, Sarah Bohl, 22-year-olds from Caledonia, were always close growing up.

They played soccer and volleyball, participated in 4-H and went off to the University of Wisconsin-Madison together.

After a successful surgery last year, they are even closer and no matter where Amanda goes now she knows her sister will be with her. That is because Sarah donated a kidney to her.

When the twins were juniors at Case High School, Amanda learned through a series of tests that she had kidney failure.

The moment Sarah heard about it, she didn’t hesitate to donate her kidney.

But it wasn’t something that happened overnight.

After graduating in 2012, they were accepted to Madison, where they lived in the same dorm but on separate floors. Amanda went for accounting, marketing and music business and Sarah for molecular biology. Continue reading