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5-year-old who died from cancer wrote his own obituary

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He expressed the things and people he loved, but also the things he hated, like pants, needles and "dirty, stupid cancer." (Photo Credit: WHO News/Hamilton's Funeral & After Life Services) He expressed the things and people he loved, but also the things he hated, like pants, needles and "dirty, stupid cancer." (Photo Credit: WHO News/Hamilton's Funeral & After Life Services)

(Meredith/CNN) — Garrett Michael Matthias loved Batman and Thor. He loved his family, and even had his own alter ego: “The Great Garrett Underpants.”

The five-year-old Iowan made sure to tell the world all about himself in his self-written obituary before losing his battle to a rare form of pediatric cancer.

"My name is: Garrett Michael Boofias

My birthday is: I am 5 years old.

My address is: I am a Bulldog!

My favorite color is: Blue....and Red and Black and Green ... "

-Excerpt from Garrett’s self-written obituary

These lines mark the beginning of Garrett's obituary, words he spoke to his parents. He made up the surname “Boofias” because his real name was too hard for him to pronounce.

He expressed the things and people he loved, but also the things he hated, like pants, needles and "dirty, stupid cancer."

He was diagnosed with cancer nine months ago and died Friday, July 6, 2018.

"We never necessarily talked about his funeral, so we never had the conversation with him that he was going to die," his mother Emilie Matthias told CNN affiliate WHO. "But we had a lot of conversations around, 'When I die, I want to do this.'"

Garrett planned an imaginative funeral, with five bouncy houses (one for each year of his life), snow cones, and, of course, Batman.

"I want to be burned (like when Thor's Mommy died) and made into a tree so I can live in it when I'm a gorilla," he wrote.

"That's him speaking. Those are his words verbatim," his father, Ryan Matthias, told WHO. "When I read it, I'm just like, 'Wow.' Sounds like Garrett just yapping at me."

CNN was not able to reach Garrett's parents Thursday.

They said they will honor his wishes with a symbolic, Thor-influenced burial ceremony and fireworks on Saturday.

Here is another small excerpt from Garrett's obituary, provided by Hamilton's Funeral & After Life Services.

The things I love the most: Playing with my sister, my blue bunny, thrash metal, Legos, my daycare friends, Batman and when they put me to sleep before they access my port

Things I hate: Pants!, dirty stupid cancer, when they access my port, needles, and the monkey nose that smells like cherry farts…I do like the mint monkey nose like at Mayo Radiation and that one guy that helped me build Legos (Randy).

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