TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) -WTWO and the Hoosier Lottery have teamed up to bring you the 2022 class of Hoosier Heroes!

Renda Thompson will celebrate 50 years in nursing next April… all in service to the people of the Wabash Valley.

Renda was nominated anonymously by someone who just thought she should be thanked for the many, many patients and doctors she has helped as a surgical nurse.

She knew what she wanted to do for a career when she was just five years old and playing dress-up with worn out nurse uniforms her aunt brought home.

Renda tells us that she loves nursing because she learns something new every day.