As the disease progressed quickly through his body, Ambrose remained positive.
"I apparently have had this for years. Now I just have to play the cards I was dealt. And while I still can, I'd like to educate others about the warning signs I missed." he said.
As late as April of this year, despite his illness, Marty Ambrose was still active as a traffic reporter on KUHF, Houston Public Radio.
Funeral arrangements are pending.