I saw that my son, Miles, could use a fantasy character who was a reflection of himself --serving as a kind of magic mirror that would allow him to enjoy the fantasy while strongly identifying with the situations playing out in the show.
As a parent of a sick child, all you want in the world is to make them feel better, safer, more comfortable, less afraid. And you'll do anything to make that happen. Absolutely anything. Me, I made a TV show.