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 Former Banyana midfielder Makhosi Luthuli on her struggle with Lymphoma 2018-05-18 13:52 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 News Former Banyana midfielder Makhosi Luthuli on her struggle with Lymphoma Medical 4 foods that can improve your hearing Lifestyle PSA: You can now track your periods using your Fitbit Fitness How to burn more kilojoules at the gym — without doing any extra exercise Lifestyle ‘I have endometriosis – but nobody understands it’ Lifestyle Obesity in the workplace: What role should your employer be playing? From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Colds & Flu » Stop believing these 9 flu myths Why the flu makes you feel so miserable 10 ways to avoid being ‘patient zero’ in the office Do not be that sniffling co-worker in the office, infecting everyone around them. Coffee & Your Health » SEE: The dangers lurking in your cup of coffee Can coffee really make you live longer? Does coffee cause cancer? Some argue your coffee should come with sugar, cream – and a cancer warning.