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(WBIR) An East Tennessee non-profit is helping people with disabilities find a common bond in hopes of improving their day-to-day lives.

EMRI Alliance hosted an Unlimited Abilities Expo Saturday. A big part of the event, held a the UT RecSports Center included a clinic about adaptive swimming.

The expo also featured guest speakers from around the country including a man who is an amputee and a world champion motorcycle racer.

Organizers said they want to help anyone with a disability to see just how able they are.

"You'd be surprised, even though somebody is in a wheelchair, and you walk with a prosthetic leg and somebody else has you know, a hearing impairment, you know we're all the same. We all face a lot of the same challenges and we can draw strength from and give strength to each other," Reggie Showers, a world champion motorcycle racer, said.

Organizers said they hope to bring education, motivation, recreation, and inspiration for people who are disabled.

The Knoxville nonprofit said it plans to hold similar expos all around the country starting in 2015.

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