After watching the 4x100m final Saturday, ten-year-old Elijah Porter sent the team a medal he won for playing soccer .
"I just felt that I had a way that I could make them feel better," said Elijah.
He had a chance to speak directly to Jared Connaughton, who ran the third leg of the race, on CBC P.E.I.'s Island Morning on Wednesday.
"I'm excited to see it. I saw it on Twitter in the airport in Halifax," said Connaughton.
"The support from the nation after a really incredibly difficult moment for me and my teammates is a testament to how much Canadians care about each other. This is a shining example of that."
The Canadian team was disqualified after Connaughton stepped on the line of his lane just before handing off the baton.