The Ear Community Organization founded Microtia Awareness Day in 2016 and was submitted by the Tumblin family. Melissa Tumblin founded Ear Community in 2010 after stumbling through the hurdles and challenges of finding answers for her daughter when she was born with Microtia. Since then, Ear Community has brought over 6,500 people together from around the world at the organization’s events, making it possible to share experiences and resources.
The community is made up of not only children and adults with Microtia and their families, but teachers, advocates, and medical professionals from around the world who foster awareness and assistance for this fantastic group of people. Board members either have the condition or a family member who does, so they have close personal experience with the obstacles from a myriad of perspectives.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved Microtia Awareness Day in October.