Melissa Abreu

Melissa Abreu and her “miracle baby” Knox get ready for Fulton Homes to install a pool fence she was selected to receive for free as part of the homebuilder’s pool-safety program.(Special to the Tribune)

Melissa Abreu was taking no chances with losing the baby she spent years trying to conceive.

And Fulton Homes was only too happy to help the Mesa woman and her husband protect their son Knox from wandering into the couple’s swimming pool.

They became the latest recipient of Fulton Homes’ 17-year program providing Valley families with free pool fences and installations to highlight the need for keeping children around water under constant supervision.

The Abreus struggled for years to have children, suffering several miscarriages and a failed in-vitro fertilization, a Fulton Homes spokeswoman said.

“Ultimately, the Abreus decided to have their baby via surrogate,” the spokeswoman added. “Baby Knox was born in late November, and his proud new parents only want the best for their miracle baby.”

 Melissa applied for the fence program, which is sponsored by Fulton Homes and KMLE Country Radio.

“Our infertility journey really stretched us financially and this would be such a blessing,” she wrote, adding that as Knox grows, their concern for his safety around their pool increases.

Nominations for the program contest can be submitted at Each week, one winner is chosen from the entries submitted.

Information: 602-452-1000 or

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