Please help me get a new leg.

Last year, I injured my right foot, leading to a series of surgeries. Ultimately, I was diagnosed with Charcot Foot which is a degenerative disease of the ankle and bones in the foot. I was in excruciating pain for several months until I had the leg amputated below the knee in June. For the last few months I have been getting increasingly more healthy, with an almost completely pain-free life sincethen.
I have in the last week or so been working with a local prosthetics company to start the fitting process for a new leg, and have even been able to take a few steps with a "test leg"! 
The reason I am asking for money is that Medicare will pay 80% of the cost, but I will be responsible for the remainder, which the company tells me will be between three and five thousand dollars 
Because I am unable to work, my wife and I have been scraping by on her salary for several years now, and that amount of money is just not in our reach. 
I generally do not like to ask for money (or anything else, for that matter), but I do not really have another option right now. The prostheticist has not yet  told me the final price, but has said that I should start getting money together as soon as possible, so here I am. I can absolutely guarantee that my wife and I appreciate not just any donations, but also the fact that you are reading this. I ask that if you are willing, please pass this along to your friends lists, and to anyone else that you feel would be willing to help.
Thank you very much for you time, your thoughts, and (hopefully) for my new leg!
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Ben Nabors 
Easley, SC
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