Mississippi mom says daughter, 5, lost ability to walk after tick bite

iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSON, Miss.) — A mom in Mississippi said she got the scare of her life last week when her young daughter temporarily lost the ability to walk after getting bit by a tick.

Jessica Griffin said her 5-year-old daughter, Kailyn, suddenly lost the ability to walk and talk last Wednesday after contracting tick paralysis from a bite to her scalp.

Griffin said Kailyn was “perfectly fine” the night before, but things took a “scary” turn on June 6 when she woke her up for school.

“She woke up yesterday morning to get ready to go to daycare and as soon as her feet …read more