Home > News Updated 01 September 2014 Crazy pictures of China's 'Giraffe Boy' A 15 year old Chinese boy has been found to have 3 extra vertebrae in his neck, earning him the unusual moniker. 6 Quirky China News Most humans have 7 cervical vertrabrae forming their neck. This is the uppermost part of the spinal cord and connects the spine to the head.Fu Wenghui, however, has 10. This has caused the 15-year old resident of Beijing, China, a large amount of health issues, reported the Daily Mail. These issues have caused the young man agonising pain which he has suffered through for years.Technically, Fu suffers form cogenital scoliosis a birth defect caused by vertebrae that are not properly formed. He also has an abnormally-formed chest frame.Scoliosis is not uncommon as a whole, though it normally presents in much milder ways. One of the most frequent forms is through a spine which is curved, causing discomfort even though it may not be visible to the naked eye.The condition was diagnosed when Fu was 6 year's old and has plagued him ever since. He has been unable to walk properly and is often the source of unwanted attention.Fortunately, there is hope for Fu as a local charity have raised enough funds to sponsor his surgery. Doctors at the Chaoyang hospital are in the planning stages of what will likely be a highly complex surgery, reports Rex.This is the latest piece of strange health news to come out of China since July when parts of a city were put under quarantine following a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague.Earlier this year another young chinese boy was found to be able to see in the dark due to having eyes similar to those of a catRead more:All about ScoliosisBack problems a R2 billion industry in SA Boy has 232 teeth surgically removed Harry Phillips NEXT ON HEALTH24X A digital pill can tell if you're taking your meds 2017-12-10 12:00 More: News advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 6 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical A digital pill can tell if you're taking your meds Lifestyle 5 signs you could be at risk for deep vein thrombosis Sex What to do if you want to have sex way more often than your partner Fitness The only 4 cycling workouts you really need Medical Losing weight the right way can help your knees Fitness 6 reasons to strengthen your ankles From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.