A little boy from Iowa Garrett Matthias taught the Internet that it’s possible to stay positive even in the most difficult circumstances.
He fought cancer for 10 months and lost, but the obituary he wrote for himself is both heart-wrenching and hilarious. It is proof that the spirit cannot be defeated.
Meet Garrett, or, as he calls himself, The Great Garrett Underpants, future professional boxer and quite possibly, a gorilla.
He knew he was going to pass away, and he wanted his funeral to be more like a party or a carnival. “Funerals are sad,” the boy stated. “I want 5 bouncy houses (because I’m 5), Batman, and snow cones.”
He also planned his burial ahead saying, “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.” Why the gorilla? Apparently, to be able to “throw poo at Daddy”.
His parents honored his wish by holding a symbolic Asgardian burial ceremony and setting off fireworks.
He loved trash metal, Batman, his blue bunny and ‘when they put me to sleep before they access my port’. He hated pants (with an exclamation mark!), ‘dirty stupid cancer’ and ‘the monkey nose that smells like cherry farts’.
But what he enjoyed most of all, was pranking doctors. He placed whoopy cushions on their seats, sneaked clothespins on their robes and ‘hazed’ the interns. His obituary ends with a cocky “See ya later, suckas!”
See ya later, buddy.
Source: Hamilton’s Funeral & After Life Services, Emilie Krueger Matthias